The Pitt football program hosted a variety of recruits on Saturday, ranging from freshman to seniors.
One of the more interesting players that traveled to Heinz Field was sophomore running back Jordan McDonald from Milton, Georgia.
Along with Pitt, McDonald also holds offers from Florida State, Georgia Tech, Kentucky and South Florida. McDonald didn’t waste anytime trying to find out more about the Panthers program considering he just received an offer from Archie Collins last week.
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with McDonald on Sunday night to get his thoughts on his first trip to Pittsburgh.
”It was amazing,” McDonald told PSN. “The fans were really into the game, which created a great atmosphere in the stadium. The player assistants were extremely friendly and helpful. The coaches were also really welcoming and they showed a lot of love. I really enjoyed every second of the visit.”
Considering this was his first time traveling to Pittsburgh and seeing the Pitt facilities , everything was brand new to McDonald. What stood out to him?
”One thing that really surprised me was how connected Pitt was to the Steelers. No one thing was completely Pitt or completely the Steelers. It was all equally divided and that was really nice to see.”
“Something I was very impressed by was the fans and the atmosphere they created,” said McDonald. “From the fans giving me high fives on the sidelines, to how energetic everyone was in the stands, you could truly see how much everyone loved Pitt, and it was an amazing site to see.”
Another thing that McDonald appreciated was getting the time to talk and really spend time with the Pitt coaches especially his chief recruiter Archie Collins.
”I was also able to have a great talk with Coach Collins after the game about the Pitt alumni and how their network runs throughout the country,” said McDonald. “So if my football career were to end without me making it to the NFL, I would still have a lot of resources to set me up to still be able to help my provide for my family in the way I want to be able to help them.”
Considering he’s only a sophomore, McDonald is a long ways away from making a decision but he saw enough this weekend from Pitt that will keep them in the running.
“After everything that happened on the visit, I would definitely say that Pitt is a college that I will be continuing to look at because of the coaches, the fans and how the team is like one big family and that really stood out to me. It showed me that their will always be someone there to have my back and I thought about that a lot on my way back to Atlanta.”