Philadelphia is a place that Pitt hasn’t recruited with any sort of success over the last few years, but Saturday they were able to get a group of players from one of the talent rich schools in the City of Brotherly Love to visit for Saturday’s junior day.
Imhotep Charter head coach Cyril Woodland brought seven players that already hold offers from Pitt to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia.
Shafeek Smith/2021 3-Star Cornerback, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Offers from Baylor, Bowling Green, Iowa State, Maryland, Oregon State, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, Temple.
Rahmir Stewart/2023 Safety, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Offers from Baylor, Iowa State, Maryland, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, Texas A&M, West Virginia.
Saint McLeod/2021 3-Star Safety, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Offers from Iowa State, Kent State, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma State, Pitt, Rutgers, Temple, West Virginia.
Enai White/2022 4-Star Defensive End, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Offers from Baylor, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, West Virginia Tech.
Taleeq Robbins/2021 3-Star Defensive Tackle, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Offers from Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Maryland, Pitt, Rutgers, Tennessee, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Virginia Tech.
Kristen McAdams/2021 wide receiver
Javon McIntrye/2021 3-Star Safety, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Offers from Maryland, Michigan State, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers.
Sunday, Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with McIntyre to get his thoughts on his first visit to the city of Pittsburgh.
McIntyre (6-foot-1, 180) is a versatile defensive back that’s able to play cornerback and both safety positions. Currently, he holds offers from Pitt, Boston College, Maryland, Michigan State, Penn State, Rutgers, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
”We were supposed to visit for the Miami game but weren’t able to,” said McIntrye. “So we really made a point to find a time to get down there because we all really wanted to see Pitt.
”The football facilities really impressed me. Plus, the fact that they split the facilities with the Pittsburgh Steelers and practice on the same field. Also, the fans at the basketball game and how much they love Pitt. The student section was great and it was cool to see the love. They loved the current and former players.”
Cory Sanders is the chief recruiter for Pitt in the Philadelphia area and took the time yesterday to have a good conversation with McIntrye.
”They like my tape and can see me at cornerback and safety. They believe I can play right away and could even come in and start. They tell me that after Damar Hamlin and Paris Ford leave, they’re going to need safeties so I could come in and start,” said McIntrye.
”Playing time is very important to me. I don’t want to redshirt my freshman year, I want to play early. Another thing I like is that they tell me they have a good physical therapy school and that’s what I want to major in.”
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When I asked him to describe his strengths, McIntrye said that he can cover like a cornerback, hit like a safety, come up in the box and hit and his versatility is important.
Aside from Pitt, McIntrye is hearing the most from Iowa State, West Virginia, Penn State, Michigan State, Maryland and Virginia Tech.