Pitt will be hosting a myriad of talented players in the month of June. One of the first to be stepping foot on campus for an official visit will be talented 2022 offensive lineman Brian Parker (6-foot-5 inches, 285 pounds) from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati. St. Xavier is one of the top powerhouse programs in the state of Ohio and consistently produces P5 talent. Parker will join a talented group of players on June 3rd for the first weekend of official visits.
“I’ll arrive at Pitt on Thursday, June 3rd and stay there until Saturday, June 5th,” stated Parker. “I’m looking forward to it”.
Pitt projects the Parker as an interior line prospect. When asked about his experience on the offensive line he stated, “I started my sophomore year playing guard. All my sophomore varsity film is mostly at guard until one of our guys was injured. They moved me over to center at that point. I played center the rest of the year and I’ve played tackle in the past as well.”
“Pitt likes my versatility. They like that I can play all five positions on the offensive line. I was told they would play me wherever I best fit into the lineup.”
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2020 D1 State Champions 💍
Outright GCL Champions 🏆
1st Team All GCL
GCL CO-Offensive Lineman of the Year
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Parker was asked about his strengths on the football field. He stated, “We run a pro-style offense, so we pass the ball a lot. My pass protection is one of my strengths, but we also do wide zone. I can get out on those linebackers and flatten them easily. I move well space for my size. Those are probably my top strengths. We do have interior runs. I like running the ball as well.”
With Parker locking down the starting center position, St. Xavier went 10-2 and captured an Ohio Division-1 state title this past season. Pitt, Louisville, Cincinnati, Duke, Marshall, Tulane, East Carolina and a several MAC programs are pursuing his services.
Parker is in regular contact with the Pitt coaching staff. “My area recruiter is Coach (Randy) Bates. I speak with Coach (Dave) Borbely twice a week. He’s awesome. I love him,” he said. “He always calls us at dinner and we just sit around with the family and talk for a while.”
Pitt is in a geographically advantageous position for Parker. “I’m originally from New Jersey, “he said. “I still have a lot of family there so (Pitt) is in the middle for everybody. It’s a great fit.”
“I’m looking to play big time football in front of l lot of people,” said Parker. “At our high school, we get 10,000 people a game. You get used to the noise and it pumps you up. I want to watch the player-coach relationship as well. You can tell a lot about somebody talking to the players and how they feel about their coach.”
“I look forward to seeing what Pitt has to offer.”