Pitt football’s emphasis on recruiting down South, and in particular at the safety position, continued on Thursday with an offer to a junior from Georgia.
2021 safety Jordan Grier (6’0″, 185) from Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Georgia got word from Archie Collins that he’d earned an offer from Pitt. While he has over 20+ offers, this becomes Grier’s fourth offer from a Power 5 program after Indiana, Kansas and Kansas State.
“I’ve been talking to Coach Collins for a while now,” Grier told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “He came to our school back in November and was actually recruiting one of my teammates (Tee Denson), who was a former commit there. While he was there, my coach introduced him to me and we’ve been talking ever since then. We’ve built up a very good relationship.”
“Today they pulled the trigger with the offer and I was very excited. The Pitt coaches wanted to evaluate me more and he told me that they loved my film. He seemed real excited about offering me and hopefully I can get up there soon.”
During his junior season, the versatile safety collected 56 tackles and returned four interceptions for touchdowns, leading Cedar Grove to the Georgia state 3A Championship.
“I’m being recruited right now to Pitt as a safety,” said Grier. “But to me, I feel that I could play anywhere in the secondary, including cornerback because I’m very versatile. One of my strengths is my ability to play the ball, I feel that whenever it’s in the air that it’s going to be mine and I could do something very special with it. I also believe that I can play near the line and I’m a pretty good tackler.”
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Grier admits that he doesn’t know a ton about the Pitt program but will start researching the program and the university now that he has an offer.
“Getting these offers is just a very exciting feeling for me,” said Grier. “As a kid growing up, I dreamed of playing football at a big college and all of this is actually a dream come true. I’m very appreciate of everything that is happening right now.”
Grier tells me that once the recruiting traveling ban has been lifted, he plans on making visits and one of those will be his first trip to Pittsburgh.