Pitt has yet to add an offensive lineman to their 2022 recruiting class. A prospect high on the coaching staff’s wish list is Sullivan ‘Sully’ Weidman (6-foot-6 inches, 300 pounds) from Dexter Southfield High School in Brookline, MA.
“I heard from Pitt back in the summer of 2020. That’s really when my recruiting started picking up. It was an appealing offer to me. You see what Aaron Donald has done,” said Weidman. “Pitt has been high on my list since the beginning.”
“I’m in touch with Pitt on a weekly basis. I have some form of contact with Coach (Dave) Borbely and Coach (Mark) Whipple regularly. They both call me on a weekly basis. Coach Borbely thinks that I’ll be a left tackle in college.”
Weidman is considered a 3-star prospect by national recruiting services. He holds scholarship offers from Boston College, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Michigan State, Pitt, Rutgers, Vanderbilt and West Virginia. Sully formerly participated in wrestling and is currently a member of the track team throwing the shot put and discus.
When asked about his strengths on the football field, he stated, “I finish my blocks. I feel like my ability to move in between the tackle box and in space is very good. I can target people in space as well.”
Weidman spent two years at Franklin High School in Franklin, MA prior to transferring to his current school Dexter Southfield. “Prior to Dexter, I’d never played a snap of football. I finally started at Dexter. The coaches must have liked what they saw,” he said. “I taught me how to use my body to my advantage, my size, my mobility and my strength to my advantage. I guess you could say it really paid off.”
Weidman will be visiting Pitt today on an on-campus (non-football related) visit. He’s excited to learn more about the Pitt. “I definitely love what Coach (Pat) Narduzzi and Coach Borbely are doing. They’re really bringing a great culture to the program, so I’m really excited to get down to campus and see what its all about,” he said. “On that same trip I plan on going from Pitt to West Virginia to Virginia to Nebraska. I flew out and visited Indiana and Michigan back in December.”
When asked what he was looking for during his college visits, he stated, “I’m first and foremost, looking for a school that’s going to prepare me for life after football. I know that I’ll need a degree to take me somewhere and land a solid job,” he said. “I’m looking for a program that’s going to provide me with an elite football experience. I believe Pitt has that. They play football at a very high level.”