Pitt isn’t just recruiting high school juniors and sophomores, the coaches are also starting to develop relationships with freshman in order make an early relationship.
Friday evening Pitt not only started a relationship with a freshman standout, they want as far as becoming the first program to offer him a scholarship.
Wide receivers coach Brennan Marion extended an offer to 2024 cornerback/wide receiver Hunter Moddon from Clear Lake High School in Houston, Texas. Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke with Moddon last night following his big news.
Moddon is a player that made quite an impression following his first season of varsity football at Clear Lake High School. Brian Perroni from 247 Sports had a recent feature on the top freshman in Texas and Moddon was one of the players listed. Here was his evaluation of Moddon:
“Moddon played subvarsity as a freshman and dominated at both wide receiver and cornerback. The people in Clear Lake expect his future to be on defense, though, and they rave about his potential to be a very high-level recruit. He is very athletic for a freshman and has really good length at cornerback.”
During our talk with Moddon, one of the things we learned is that aside from football, he also excels in track, which is becoming a trend for the last few players offered by Marion. Moddon runs the 200, the 4 by 2 and the long-jump.
“Today was such an exciting day for me,” said Moddon. “Following my first varsity track meet today, I received the news from Pitt which made the rest of my day go a whole lot better. After our track meet, my football coach, Coach Granville, called me and told me the news. He then sent me Coach Marion’s Twitter and gave me all the information from Pitt.”
“I was waiting for that first offer, I’m really confident in my skill level so I knew I was eventually going to get one. I didn’t think that first one would come until my sophomore season but I’m excited it came today and happened with Pitt.”
Moddon tells Pittsburgh Sports Now that Pitt didn’t indicate which position they’re recruiting for him but believes he could eventually play either one in college.
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— Hunter Moddon (@HunterModdon) January 5, 2021
“I feel that right now I do better at offense as a receiver. I believe that speed on the field helps me a lot and that I have really good foot work. At cornerback, I believe I have the perfect size (6-foot-1, 170) to play that position especially because of my age.”