The Pitt football program will be hosting an interesting recruit tomorrow night.
3-star athlete Kobe Myers (Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey) will attend the Pitt-North Carolina game on an unofficial visit. At this point, Myers doesn’t hold an offer from Pitt but does from Iowa, Syracuse, Cincinnati and a handful of MAC programs.
Myers tells PSN that he visited Pitt back in the spring and has stayed in constant contact with both Tim Salem and Chris Beatty.
“We text back and forth and talk on the phone all the time, Myers tells Pittsburgh Sports Now. “They tell me that they watch my tape, love it and tell me that I make plays on both offense and defense. I’m a big kid (6’2″, 205) and this is the first year that I’ve played linebacker along with wide receiver. They believe I have a lot of upside.”
“At first when I went there before the season, my initial reaction was that they were looking at me as a wide receiver but know I like they’re looking at me more on the defensive side of the ball as an outside linebacker.”
“As far as me playing linebacker in college, I think with my athletic ability and frame, despite me being able to run and catch like a receiver, I would excel,” said Myers. “If I go to the right program, they’ll get me to 220 and I already run a 4.5 so linebacker is a place that I think I could make a big impact and hopefully one day get to the NFL.”
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Pitt has a commitment from another talented 2020 3-star linebacker from New Jersey in Solomon Deshields and could be in good position with Myers if they decide to extend him an offer.
“I’m completely excited about going back to Pittsburgh tomorrow and have a chance to sit-down with the coaches. Coach Salem told me that they’ll talk with me before and after the game, I’ll have a chance to be in the locker room and talk with the players. I’m just really excited and looking forward to the whole experience.”
“I do hope an offer comes,” said Myers. “If it happens, it happens but if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. That’s entirely up to Pitt and that’s something I don’t have control over. However, if Pitt were to offer they’d be top-tier with me no doubt. We’ve been developing a relationship and I really respect both Coach Salem and Coach Beatty. Plus, when Coach Sanders was at Central Michigan, he was the coach that offered me so I have a relationship with him too. If Pitt offers, that would impact my recruiting a lot and I’d really consider them.”