The Pitt football program will be in Atlanta this weekend to take on Georgia Tech and one of their most recent offers went to a rising junior from Georgia.
The Pitt program continues to look to add to their young depth at the tight end position and Wednesday night, they offered a players that’s catching the eye of a number of programs.
Tyrus Washington is 2022 three-star recruit from Lee County High School in Leesburg, Georgia and he received a call from Tim Salem informing him that he could add Pitt to his list of other offers, like Boston College, Ole Miss, Cincinnati and Charlotte.
Washington becomes the 20th junior from Georgia to currently receive an offer from Pat Narduzzi’s program.
“Coach Salem called me last night and was saying that after the coaches watched my film, they were jumping up and down with what they saw. They were very excited about me and then he offered me,” said Washington. “He mentioned that what impressed them a lot were the strength of my hands, the way I grab people and the way I catch the ball. He said it looks that I have really strong hands.”
Washington told Pittsburgh Sports Now that although his ability to catch the ball and be a threat in the passing game is a strength of his, he also believes he’s a strong blocker and considers himself an all-around tight end.
“Coach was telling me about the tight end position at Pitt and how it isn’t really strong right now because they have a few players out with injuries and that their would be an opportunity there for me in terms of playing time,” said Washington.
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The emphasis in recruiting Georgia is something that Washington is aware of and he tells me that he’s familiar with and played against Pitt freshman cornerback Rashad Battle last season. As far as the attention he’s getting lately, Washington is excited by it but is more focused on something else right now.
“I really like the recruiting right now but I’m mostly focused on winning our championship because we have the team that can do it. I’ll start really worrying about recruiting and these schools after our season is over with.”
Washington and his Lee County team will open the Georgia Class-6A Championship this Friday.