Pitt’s struggles at landing a high school tight end have talked about and well documented but today they landed their guy for the Class of 2021.
Utah tight end Trey Andersen (6’6”, 250) jumped on the recent offer from the Panthers and became the 18th member in this class. Interestingly, Utah becomes the 9th different state from which Pat Narduzzi has gotten a commitment this year: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, Virginia, Florida, Texas and Maryland.
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Andersen, who’s currently serving a church mission in Fresno, California and asked why was today the right time to commit to Pitt?
”Their are multiple reasons for choosing Pitt,” Andersen told PSN. “The coaching staff is fantastic and did a great job of showing support through the recruiting process. Pitt is an elite school that has a big focus on their players skill level on the field and in the classroom.”
”After being in the recruiting process again, I didn’t want to drag it out any longer then it needs to be, so that I can focus on my church mission. I felt great about Pitt and that’s why I committed early. My decision was clear and I wanted to go to Pitt early on in this process. The phone call to Pitt was amazing and they were excited as I was when I made the decision.”
It was interesting that Andersen selected to attend the school that was furthest from his home. California, Texas, Idaho or Utah were closer but he had no problem relocating to Pennsylvania.
”Since my dad played in the NFL and was a college coach for a long time, we were always moving all over the country. The location was not a problem or a factor in my recruiting,” said Andersen.
Anderson will complete his church mission in early November and will then turn his attention and attending college and playing football at Pitt. He’s excited to get started and do whatever he can to contribute early.
”Pitt is getting a big, athletic tight end that can play multiple positions including special teams as a long snapper.”