The Pitt Panthers recently received a commitment from a star player at DeMatha Catholic and have now planted the seed in order to land a major talent down the road.
Freshman quarterback Cameron Edge (6’3″, 190) received word on Tuesday that his latest college offer came from Andre Powell and Pitt. Receiving offers from Power 5 programs isn’t new to Edge as he’s already heard from LSU, Wisconsin, Maryland and Boston College.
“It feels amazing to be receiving this attention and lets me know that all the work I put in before high school and during the season to make myself better allowed this to happen and I’ve now opened the eyes of some big programs,” said Edge. “While it’s definitely a blessing, I don’t want to get caught up in it because if you do, then you’re not working as hard as you can to continue to improve yourself.”
“I actually received my first two offers from UMass and Maryland when I was in 8th grade and as I continued to play, more coaches started coming around. Then after I had a pretty good freshman season, my coaches started telling me to get ready because schools are going to start coming in and recruiting me.”
When seeing Edge on tape, the first thing that stands out about him is his size for a freshman, he’s already 6-foot-3, 190-pounds. In terms of his strengths on the field, he extols his arm strength and it’s clear already that he can make all the throws on the field and the ball gets out of his hand quick.
“I also think a big part of my game is my mental ability and preparation,” said Edge. “I’m a student of the game and believe I’m good at breaking down a defense and can see what they’re attempting to do.”
Last week, the Panthers received a commitment from Edge’s teammate and favorite target, wide receiver Jaden Bradley, who he believes will do big things at Pitt.
“Jaden is probably one of my closest teammates at DeMatha,” said Edge. “He started playing wide receiver around the same time that I came in to school and him and I had a chance to grow together. I actually met Coach Powell over the winter because he’s been around our school a couple of times and Jaden’s always talked about Pitt and how much he loved it.”
“Pitt’s going to be getting a hard working player in Jaden. He just started playing wide receiver a year ago and I believe he’s already one of the best receivers in the country. There’s no one that I would throw to because I know if the game is one the line, I trust that he’s going to come down with the ball. He’s a player with a six-foot-four body, has speed and runs great routes. The best thing is that he’s still young and learning the position.”