Pitt’s need for tight ends in the Class of 2020 obvious to anyone that follows the Panthers and on Monday, they filled that need by adding two players to their roster.
First, Florida graduate transfer Lucas Krull announced that he was joining Pitt. Then Ventura junior college tight end Daniel Moraga (6-foot-4, 240 pounds) made his commitment public after telling Pat Narduzzi on Sunday at the end of his official visit.
“Coach Narduzzi didn’t know that I was going to commit,” Moraga told PSN. “He thought that I was going to go home and think about it. He was surprised, but obviously very happy. You know how Coach Salem is, he was excited along with the other coaches which made me and my brothers happy.”
Moraga and Pitt seemed like a perfect match from the start, so this commitment doesn’t come as a huge surprise. I asked the California native if there one particular thing that helped him make up his mind.
“The visit was just great,” said Morga. “From the moment I got there, everyone in Pittsburgh just welcomed me with open arms. The coaches, the players and the fans, everyone was just great. The facilities and the campus was just great. I fell in love with everything on the visit.”
“The way that the Pitt staff really showed that they wanted me was a big part in me committing,” Moraga said. “They showed me so much love and loyalty from the beginning. My brothers came with me on the visit and the way they treated them was great and it just felt right. From the moment I got there, Pitt just felt like a big family which was big.”
After originally signing with Fresno State out of high school, Pitt is like a second chance for Moraga and he’s excited and motivated to become the element in Pitt’s offense that they’ve been missing for years.
“I’d say they’re kind of short at the tight end position on the depth chart,” said Moraga. “I’m excited to go in there show them that I can become a big part of the offense.”
Daniel Moraga 6’4 240 TE@danielmoraga07 JcGridirons #1 juco TE in California
Mid year transfer.
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