It’s a huge week for Pat Narduzzi and his staff as they will spend plenty of time around one of their top and arguably most important targets in the Class of 2022.
Perry 4-star defensive end Tyreese Fearbry is someone Pitt very much wants to add to the group of talented defensive lineman they’ve signed over the last couple of recruiting classes. The long-term vision of the coaching staff for Pitt is to have a defensive line led by Western Pennsylvania blue-chip talent: Fearby, Elliot Donald, Dayon Hayes, Nahki Johnson and Dorien Ford.
Thanks to a tremendous recruiting effort, they have been successful in landing Hayes, Donald, Johnson and Ford and are working hard to get a commitment from the ultra-talented Fearbry.
The staff has been recruiting him hard for the last year and on Tuesday, were able to host him at their facility for the first time at their Hometown Throwdown gathering.
Although he hasn’t confirmed them as his final four teams, Fearbry is seriously considering Pitt, Penn State, Auburn and Kentucky but the hometown school did a solid job last night of taking the first steps towards keeping him in the Burgh.
“It was amazing, I loved everything about it,” Fearbry told Pittsburgh Sports Now following the event. “Getting the chance to see the facilities and where the players work out at and how they’re next to the Steelers. Having that, allows players to know what it takes to get to the next level, which really sticks out to me.”
“Just being able to check out colleges now on unofficial visits is so nice. I love that I’m finally able to get out and see and check out these colleges in order to see what they’re all about. That’s why I’m so excited about the month of June.”
Fearbry tells us that the other thing that he enjoyed was being able to hang out for a while with some of the top talent in the area, as he normally just competes against them or talks with them over Twitter and text messages.
“I play with a lot of these guys on our 7-on-7 team (Evolve), so a majority of us play on that team or against each other in the regular season. It was nice to be around all these guys and some of the freshman that have a chance to be highly recruited and some of the top players in college.”
Tuesday isn’t the only day this week that Fearbry will be with members of the Pitt program as this weekend, he’ll make an official visit with the Panthers. It’s a secret to no one how much Narduzzi and Pitt want to land Fearbry, which he realizes and appreciative of.
“It makes me feel really good that a school like Pitt really wants me to play for them,” said Fearbry. “I’ve never had that before so to me, that’s such a blessing and I feel very fortunate. Tonight was just a taste of what’s it’s going to be like this week, really getting a chance to experience this week what it would be like to play for Pitt, I just can’t wait.”