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Love from Coaches Big Factor in Pitt Landing KJ Wilson



Showing someone love and that they’re truly wanted is important in life and in the end those two things helped Pitt win a recruiting battle.

After taking his time to consider everything, Hampton grad transfer offensive tackle KJ Wilson decided he’d play his last season of college football for Pat Narduzzi and Pitt.

Wilson selected Pitt over West Virginia, USC and Indiana and despite not being the first to offer and show interest, Wilson decided Pitt was his best option.

”I just really liked the coaches and I just felt that they had the most to offer,” Wilson told Pittsburgh Sports Now.

Wilson told PSN that the coach that made the biggest impact on him was his future position coach, Dave Borbely.

”I felt he was the best coach to play under,” Wilson said. “The commitment he had committing me was amazing, he called me every single day. Even at times when I didn’t want to talk, he still wanted to talk and we did. He just showed me more love than all the other coaches did. Other coaches showed me love too, but Coach Borbely showed the most.

“He has such a good coaching background and has coached many players that have gotten drafted. He was definitely the best coach to play under.”

Wilson (6-foot-5, 300 pounds) becomes the fourth graduate transfer lineman in the last four years that Pitt has gotten and Wilson anticipates a big role on the Panthers 2020 offensive line.

”They’re not bringing me in to sit the bench or anything, they’re bringing me in to play right away,” said Wilson. “Which position is yet to be determined but I can play either left or right tackle.

Wilson will likely battle Gabe Houy for the starting job at right tackle. Despite a report that said he could petition the NCAA for a sixth season of eligibility, Wilson told PSN that’s not the case and that he’ll only play at Pitt for one season.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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