The state of Utah has never been considered part of the Pitt football program’s recruiting footprint. Things changed a year ago when 6-foot-6-inch, 250 lb. Trey Andersen from Lehi High School in Eagle Mountain, UT committed to Pitt. He was a mid-year enrollee that joined the program in January. Andersen is currently participating in winter conditioning and getting acclimated to college life.
It appears that another Andersen, Trey’s younger and larger brother Teague is firmly on the Panthers’ recruiting radar. Teague Andersen, 6-foot-5 inches, 280 pounds, has been a starter for Lehi High School since his sophomore year. The 2022 prospect has played every position on the offensive line and hopes to do the same on the next level.
“I started to hear from Pitt in September. I’ve mostly been in contact with Coach (Tim) Salem because he knows Trey and my family. He’s a really good guy,” stated Andersen.
Andersen has football in his DNA. His father Jason, an offensive lineman, played college football for BYU and later for the New England Patriots (1998-2000) and Kansas City Chiefs (2002). The elder Andersen is the current offensive line coach and run game coordinator for Lehi High School.
Teague was asked what he was looking for in a school and football program and he stated, “First and foremost I’m looking for a good coach that’s going to get me to the next level. I want them to push me and put me a position to complete my dream, playing in the NFL.”
“I want a great education as well,” said Andersen. “Thankfully most of the schools I’m involved with a very good academically.”
Trey Andersen has only been with the Panthers for a month but he’s already very impressed with the football program and City of Pittsburgh. “Personally, I really like everything about Pitt. Trey’s told me a lot of great things about it,” he said. “He’s sent me a ton of photos from the city. Pittsburgh is a truly beautiful city. The coaching staff and players are great as well. I got to see the players living quarters and they’re great. I believe that Pitt is a great overall program and school.”
Pitt has yet to offer Teague a scholarship but he shed a little light on the current situation. “(Pitt) told me they are analyzing how many scholarships they can give out right now due to COVID. Players are wanting to come back and play another year in Pittsburgh,” he said. “They’re basically going through their scholarships they can give out. I’m not sure If I’ll one of them yet or not.”
“I would love to play with my brother. I’m very interested in Pitt.”
— Teague (@TAndersen54) January 30, 2021
Great work today with former BYU great OL Jason Anderson’s son. Kid is big, quick, athletic and can move😱
6'5 280 OL
— Jamal Willis (@cutbackelite29) January 10, 2021
Andersen is doing everything he can to improve his on-field performance. He current trains with David Stroshine with Stroformance. Stroshine is considered an authority on speed and power development. Teague also works with former San Francisco 49ers running back Jamal Willis on improving his foot speed along with hip and body movement.
Andersen was asked about his strengths as an offensive lineman. He stated, “I can move really well for my size. I’m quick with my hands as well. My mobility allows me to effectively block in open space and I can pull and go out on screens as well.”
Several schools have expressed early interest in Andersen’s services. Pitt, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, California, Virginia, Utah State, Boise and Memphis have all been in contact with him.
“It’s early the in process. Its great to have so many schools reach out to me. We’ll see how things progress with Pitt.”