Ever since the live period began on June 1, Pitt has hosted a number of prospects on visits.
However, the Panthers had not yet extended an offer on any of those visits until Saturday, when 6-foot-3 guard Bryce Lindsay was touring Pitt.
“Coach Jeff Capel offered me at the end of the visit,” Lindsay told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “He said I would be a great fit for that program, how they play, their play style. They like to score, go fast, push the ball, and they need shooters. So they think I would be a great fit.”
Initially, Lindsay said, he did not know for sure whether it was a scholarship offer. It took a phone call after his family had left for them to finally confirm with the staff that the offer had been given.
“I didn’t know that it was an offer at first,” he said. “Afterwards, my father called assistant coach Milan Brown and said, ‘Did you guys offer?’ Coach said, ‘Yeah, we offered him a scholarship.’ I was very excited.”
While this was Lindsay’s first college visit, he has trips planned to also check out Marquette, Georgetown, and Virginia Tech. While on this unofficial visit to Pitt, he immediately took a liking to the facilities that Pitt had to offer.
“I would definitely say the locker room was my favorite part,” Lindsay said. “I love their locker room. I like how everything is in one building, too. The gym, the practice gym, and the classrooms.”
While on the visit, Lindsay also got to check out the most iconic part of the campus, where he may be taking classes in the future.
“I checked out the Cathedral and we went to the top, the 36th floor,” he said. “One of the directors of the team took us up there and pointed out stuff on the campus that was important, so that was cool.”
Although he is unranked on recruiting sites, the class of 2022 product Lindsay has turned himself into a high-major Division I prospect. While many coaching staffs around the country are trying to build a relationship with him, it appears that the Pitt staff has definitely made a good first impression.
“I love those guys,” he said about the Pitt coaching staff. “I like how they care and how they maneuver with all that’s going on. Milan Brown has been contacting me for a couple of months now, and he hits me up every week, saying I would be a great fit and that he loved my game.”
Lindsay continued to rave about the staff, especially the man in charge, who his father has been a fan of for years.
“Honest,” was the word that Lindsay used to describe Capel. “I went with my father and my mother, and my father loves Jeff Capel. He has known him since, he knew of him since he played and coached at Duke.”
Lindsay says he does not know when he will commit to a school yet, and he is looking to gain more exposure this summer before he moves along with the process.