As Pitt coaches are out recruiting for their Class of 2021, adding at least one tight end is a major priority. Last week, Pitt extended an offer to a tight end that’s started to pile up offers starting in the month of February.
Mitchell Evans (6-foot-7, 240 pounds) got the word last week that he’d earned an offer from Pitt. In the last month, Evans has received offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Indiana, Iowa State, Kent State, Purdue, Toledo, UCF, and West Virginia. Evans is from Wadsworth, Ohio, which is just west of Akron.
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Evans Sunday night to get his reaction to the run of offers he’s on and his thoughts on Pitt.
”I’m extremely excited and feel blessed to receive this opportunity to play at the next level from all these schools. It’s really been eye opening,” said Evans. “Every schools that I’ve talked to say they believe I can become a really good player at the next level and that I can be a real versatile player.”
As you can imagine, schools are really excited about the chance to make Evans’ 6-foot-7 frame a big part of their passing attack.
”Last year, I played mainly split out, in the slot as a tight end,” Evans said. “I run a lot of post routes and dig routes. I’ve also lined up at the H-Back position or the traditional tight end position and blocked but mainly I was lined up wide or in the slot.”
Evans told PSN that after getting the sign off from Pat Narduzzi, he received word from Tim Salem that Pitt was offering him.
”My grandma is from Pittsburgh and my dad is a die-hard Steelers fan, so my parents were really excited that I’d have the chance to be at a facility that I could see the Pittsburgh Steelers all the time because they share facilities with them,” Evans said.
Evans was also impressed with the academic rankings that Pitt has and with Pitt’s Life Skills Program, which he learned about from his conversations with Salem.
“I want to major in something to do with criminal science or criminal justice,” Evan said. “I want to be either a cop or be involved in the Secret Service. My godfather was part of the Secret Service and really got me into liking that
”I want to find a place that is going to feel like home. A place that when I’m with the coaches and players will feel like an extended family. I want a coaching staff that’s going to push me to my max and get me to be the best person and best player that I can become.”
Evans only lives two hours from Pittsburgh and anticipates making a visit to Pitt in late March or early April.