There was another high school football decommitment today and this one could have a direct impact on Pitt.
2021 3-star offensive tackle Kyle Fugedi (Livonia, Michigan) announced on Friday that was decommitting from Miami, Ohio, a place that he’s been committed since March.
— Kyle Fugedi (@kylefugedi) November 27, 2020
Fugedi (6’6”, 295) has been a candidate to decommit since receiving an offer from Pitt at the beginning of the month and the interest he’s been getting from other programs since his strong senior season.
Pittsburgh Sports Now talked with Fugedi following his announcement and confirmed that Pitt is a place he’s seriously considering.
“This was definitely a hard decision to make because it was a place that I was committed to for such a while, this wasn’t easy.” said Fugedi. “This was done because of the interest I’m getting from other programs and having the chance to possibly play in the ACC or Big Ten conference and having a bigger audience and bigger place to go to.”
Fugedi mentioned the ACC and Big 10 conferences because he tells PSN that in all likelihood he’ll be deciding between Pitt and Minnesota. So, what is it that Fugedi interested in Pitt.
”Pitt likes me for the position I play and that’s left tackle. They tell me they like my footwork and feel my blocking has gotten better every season I’ve played. They feel I’ll be a really good left tackle if I go there.”
”I’m interested in Pitt because of their coaching staff and their overall program,” said Fugedi. “I like all of their coaches but their offensive line coach is a really good guy. With the opportunities I’ve had to talk to Coach Borbely, he’s really been able to show me what my future could be at Pitt.”
Fugedi tells PSN that he’s never visited Pitt but has been in Pittsburgh before for a hockey tournament that he competed in. He also says that over the last few weeks, he’s been able to have virtual tour and FaceTime calls with the Pitt staff, where they’ve shown him the campus and football faculties.
National Signing Day is approaching and Fugedi says he will make a decision before December 16.