Minus the five remaining teams still alive in the PIAA football playoffs, the 2020 high school football season is finished for all teams. Normally, this would mean that sophomores and juniors would be starting the process of visiting and working out for various colleges but that’s all been shutdown until at least April.
This extended dead period has hampered recruiting but hasn’t shut it down entirely.
The Pitt football staff is still recruiting via phone, email and twitter and made contact on Wednesday with a local junior as Tim Salem reached out to Butler 2022 tight end Charlie Kreinbucher.
“I’ve been getting mail from Pitt all season long,” said Kreinbucher. “I was supposed to have a call earlier with Coach Junko but that didn’t happen and instead I received a call yesterday from Coach Salem. While talking, he told me that I was going to be on there top recruiting list for WPIAL players in the Class of 2022 and that he would be staying in touch with me pretty often. I thought that was pretty cool.”
Kreinbucher (6’6”, 220) is still waiting for that first D-1 offer and definitely feels that his recruitment has been negatively impacted by the lack of opportunities for coaches to see him play or workout in person.
“There’s been no camps so it’s been difficult for teams to get a proper evaluation in order to get to see me. That’s been tough,” said Kreinbucher. “In terms of things I hear from coaches that have contacted me, they seem to like my aggression off the ball and ability to attack to block. With the offense we run at Butler, I don’t get that much of a chance to pass block so I guess I need to develop that more but run blocking is definitely my strong suit. My route running could probably be a bit more crisp but I believe it gets the job done.”
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Kreinbucher is excited to see what this next year is like in terms of his recruitment. Aside from Pitt, he’s received calls from Jacksonville State, Bowling Green, St. Francis and Old Dominion.