Houston, Texas quarterback Kyron Drones received an offer from Randy Bates and Pitt nearly a month ago. The hopes on both sides were to get the talented junior up to Pittsburgh for an unofficial visit.
With the country in lockdown, Drones won’t be making a visit anytime soon, but the Pitt staff has made it a point to remain in constant contact with him and are doing whatever they can to familiarize him with the Pitt program.
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with the three-star dual-threat quarterback that currently holds offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Houston, Mississippi, Missouri, Northwestern and TCU in addition to Pitt. This past season, Drones threw for over 3,000 yards and 46 touchdowns while also rushing for 825 yards and 18 rushing touchdowns as he led his team to the Texas Class-5A title.
“Coach Bates and [offensive coordinator Mark] Whipple talk to me like once a week about how great Pitt is and what I would be able to accomplish there,” said Drones. “But mainly, it’s about getting up there once all this is over and checking it out and seeing it all for myself in order for me to have a feel for it.”
Being from Texas, the city of Pittsburgh and the Pitt program itself is all new to Drones so the football staff is doing their best to educate him on Panther football and the major advantages of being a part of it.
“They’re always saying how the Steelers practice there so I’ll have connections and will always be around an NFL team during my time there,” Drones told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I didn’t know they were that close to the Steelers and that they’re in the facilities with them everyday and practicing on the same fields. To me, that’s good because you’re seeing what to do and what not to do, because Pitt runs a pro-style offense.”
Drones is one of three quarterbacks from Texas that Pitt has offered. Does this ban on visiting for the forseeable future has Pitt at any disadvantage with trying to land him?
“It does right now but when all this is over, I’ll talk to my family about what places I wanna go to and visit so that I’m able to make a decision and I’ll go from there,” Drones said.