The Pitt football program has gotten commitments from two offensive lineman over the last two weeks in Class of 2021 Ohio tackle Terrence Rankl and Florida guard Marco Fugar, is another one coming in the near future?
Three-star offensive tackle Brandon Honorable (6-foot-7, 280 pounds) from Martin Luther High School in Detroit, Michigan has an upcoming decision and is seriously considering the Panthers.
In an interview Monday morning with Pittsburgh Sports Now, Honorable told PSN that on Sunday, he will be make his college decision and will be choosing between Eastern Michigan, Maryland, Pitt, Tennessee and Toledo. The big offensive tackle told PSN that a major reason he’s serious about Pitt is for what they can do for him off the field.
“I’m very impressed with the academics at Pitt as well as their Life Skills program,” said Honorable. “They should showed me how much they can do for me and prepare me for life after football. You can go anywhere to play football but Pitt is a school that also has great academics which is important and what it’s really all about.”
Defensive backs coach and Michigan native Archie Collins has been Pitt’s point man with Honorable.
“Coach Collins and I have a really good relationship,” Honorable said. “With him being from Detroit, it really didn’t take long for us to click. With him being from here, it was like we had something in common and a bond before we started really talking seriously. Both of us being from Detroit, it was like we already knew each other, so it didn’t take long for us to have a good relationship.”
Honorable told PSN that Pitt believes that he has the athletic ability to play either offensive tackle position and have remarked that it’s rare to see a player of his size with the speed and quickness that he possess. In terms of familiarity with Pitt, Honorable made a visit to Pittsburgh last spring and recently received a virtual tour of the campus and facilities from the Pitt staff.
Now that he’s set a decision date, Honorable is excited to make his college decision and has a reason for making it this coming Sunday.
“I picked to do it this week because of Mother’s Day, because I’m doing it to honor my grandma, my mom and my stepmom,” Honorable said. “I thought it would be special for them to see their son and grandson pick a college on that day and it would be memorable for them.”
Since becoming head coach at Pitt after spending eight seasons as defensive coordinator at Michigan State, Pat Narduzzi has attempted to recruit Michigan but hasn’t gotten much in the way results. The only player on Pitt’s roster with a Michigan hometown is kicker Alex Kessman, who originally joined the Panthers as a blue-shirt walk-on. The last player that Pitt has signed from Michigan was cornerback Avonte Maddox back in the Class of 2014.
Could that change on Sunday? Stay tuned. In addition to Honorable, fellow Michigan tackle Terrence Enos is also making his decision this weekend and has Pitt amongst his top choices.