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Patience is difficult to have especially when you’re a teenage kid but after waiting, working and hoping, that patience has paid off for Kevin Wigenton II.
While hanging out in the beautiful weather of California and just after cruising down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Wigenton got the call from Tim Salem, letting him know that he was getting the scholarship offer from Pitt.
In case you were wondering, the 3-star offensive guard from Princeton, New Jersey is in California with his family on an unofficial visit to UCLA when he received the news from Pitt.
“I’ve known Coach Salem for over two years now since I arrived at the Hun School,” Wigenton tells PSN. “I was in my car and Coach Salem texted me to call him. I talked with Coach Borbely about a week ago and he told me that they were real close to offering and just had to get it through Coach Narduzzi. When I saw the text from Coach Salem, I had a feeling and when it happened, it was a very exciting moment for sure. My emotions right now are of excitement but also a feeling that proves to me that hard work does pay off. It’s really rewarding more than anything.”
Wigenton really likes Pitt for a couple of different reasons, the first being that they were the first school to really show interest in him. Another reason is Wigenton’s current roommate at Hun School is quarterback Logan Clouse, who signed with Pitt as a walk-on back in February.
“Coach Salem has probably recruited me the longest and I’ve always loved the ‘Hail to Pitt’ slogan and H2P,” said Wigenton. I loved the program when I visited it and I love the way they work. When you’re at Pitt, you see what it’s like for an NFL player while still being in college.”
— Logan Clouse (@loganclouse1612) March 10, 2020
“When Pitt offered, I called Logan and told him and were both going crazy. Him and I have talked about Pitt for a long time. When he got the chance to commit to Pitt and did that was great as was today. I’m real good friends with his family. Continuity could be important, getting to be around someone you know because I consider Logan a really good friend of mine. He’s like family and having the chance to possibly play with him in college is huge.”
The plan now for Wigenton is to make a couple of visits in the near future: Vanderbilt (March 18-22), Indiana (April 15) and is currently talking with Penn State, Kentucky, plus a number of Ivy league schools.
“Being at Hun School, I’ve been able to see a lot of players go through the recruiting process. More than anything, I want to take my time and make sure I make the right decision and get a chance to see all the schools that I feel that I’m really interested in.”