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‘Freak Athlete’ 2021 Gunnar Greenwald is on Pitt’s Radar

‘Freak Athlete’ 2021 Gunnar Greenwald is on Pitt’s Radar

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Mark Whipple wants to add an athletic tight end that can stretch the field to his roster, something that was missing last season.

That type of player perfectly describes Gunnar Greenwald, who tonight became the latest tight end to receive an offer from Pitt.

Greenwald (6’4”, 220) is a junior from Satellite Beach, Florida and got the news from tight end coach Tim Salem.

”Coach Salem offered me today and he’s been telling me a few things about the program,” Greenwald tells PSN. “He was telling me about how Pitt runs their program and I was really excited about the offer and can’t wait to build a stronger bond with Coach Salem, the rest of the coaching staff and hopefully I can get up on campus soon.”

Courtesy of Gunnar Greenwald

“Knowing that Pitt is an ACC school is pretty big to me. The fact that they’re in a good conference and play a really competitive schedule interests me. I want to find out about how Pitt uses their tight ends and the role that they gave in their passing game. I’m sure I’ll talk to Coach Salem about that later on.”

Greenwald wants to know more about Pitt’s plan for tight ends because he’s an extremely gifted pass-catcher that’s been described as a freak athlete. Aside from playing football, Greenwald is a standout player on his high school’s basketball team.

”On the football field, I’m a player that uses my size, speed and my body to get open and create mismatches,” says Greenwald.

”I definitely like to compare my game to Gronk’s because I think he’s the best tight end ever. I’ll never be as good as him but that’s something I work to try to do. I also try to pattern my game after the way both Travis Kelce and George Kittle play too. I watch their highlights everyday and try and critique how they do everything and try to motivate myself to do what they do on the field.”

Pitt joins schools such as Miami, NC State, Purdue, South Florida, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville, Maryland, Central Florida, UCLA, Utah and West Virginia as schools that have offered Greenwald.

He obviously won’t be able to visit the 25+ schools that have already offered but does have a plan.

Greenwald tells PSN that over the spring he plans on visiting the schools in Florida. Then in the summer, he wants to visit as many schools as possible and named NC State, Louisville, UCLA, Purdue, Maryland and Pitt.

In terms of a decision, Greenwald wants to have a decision made prior to the start of his senior season.

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