Class of 2022 tight end Brody Foley just completed his junior season at Anderson High School in Cincinnati and was starting to prepare for his senior season.
Up until a couple of days ago, Foley was waiting for his first D-I offer and although was receiving interest, he wasn’t expecting offers until working out and visiting teams and camps in-person this coming spring.
Fortunately for Foley, he underestimated his own recruitment, which received some big news over the last 48 hours.
Foley (6-foot-6, 230 pounds) not only received his first FBS offer from the hometown Cincinnati Bearcats but he also received a call from Tim Salem who informed him that his first Power 5 offer was from the Pitt Panthers.
“Coach Salem called me but I wasn’t really expecting anything,” Foley told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I called him and earlier that day, I went golfing so we talked a little about that and then he said we really want you here at Pitt and said you’d be perfect for what we’re looking for in a tight end and offered me. I was excited to say the least and I really didn’t expect that to happen. Pitt is a great school and is in a great location.”
“He told me that he really likes the physicality in my blocking, especially the way that I’m able to drive defensive lineman and linebackers back. Plus, he liked what he saw in my pass catching abilities and what I’m able to do after the catch. Talking to Coach Salem was great and I got the vibe that he was very blue-collar and a hard worker, which is something that I love.”
It’s an understatement to say that Foley is excited about what’s going on, especially since he didn’t start receiving his first college interest until the second week of this season. Following the offers from Cincinnati and Pitt, he’s also received offers from Yale and Youngstown State.
“This is all just very weird for me because I was getting recruited by both schools and others but I expected stuff to really happen in a couple of months from now when they are able to come in and see my work out,” Foley said. “But it’s awesome that I got an offer from the No. 6 school in the nation and then a big-time football program like Pitt. Monday night after all of this happened, I was just thinking to myself how crazy all of this is.”
Now that he’s received his first offers and is on the radar of other programs, Foley is now waiting to get the green light from the NCAA to start getting out and really start his recruitment by taking some in-person visits.
“I have a pretty good idea for this coming summer and camps I plan on attending,” said Foley. “I think the dead period was pushed back till March, I think we were going to try and do a lot of things over spring break but that obviously can’t happen now. I’ve really got to start getting a feel for unfortunately I’m not able to do that right now. I want to be able to meet and talk with all the coaches on campus.”