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In-State Big Man Christian Fermin Enjoys Pitt Visit, Values Capel’s Experience

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As the unofficial visits continued throughout Monday afternoon, 2022 prospect Christian Fermin also got his first look at Pitt’s campus. 

“It was a really great time, they have a great campus,” Fermin told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I got to see the Cathedral and everywhere that they had classes, so it was a really great experience with that part. Obviously, the facility was great, and the coaches are great too. Everything was great, the facility was top tier. It was all great.”

Fermin is a 6-foot-10, 217-pound forward/center prospect out of Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania, who has seen his recruitment pick up in recent months. Pitt has been recruiting him since early March of this year, and he finally got the chance to meet the staff and see the school in person just over three months after first contact.

“The school part of it was the part I liked the most,” he added. “Seeing the classes and the campus. The campus is very beautiful, and there’s lots of stuff happening there.”

Although Fermin is unranked on recruiting sites, the in-state product is being actively recruited by a number of Division I programs. He will be visiting Penn State on June 15, as well as St. Joes and St. Johns later in the month. For Monday, his eyes were set on Pitt, and getting to know Pitt’s head coach Jeff Capel.

“Obviously, the experiences he has been through, somebody like that is going to be a great coach,” he said about Capel. “They’ve been through it, been in your shoes, and has been to these places where you want to go. That’s a really great thing.”

The rising senior prides himself on his shot-blocking ability as well as his versatility on offense. At 6-foot-10 with a wiry frame and good athleticism, he has the ability to rise up over smaller defenders on the outside and lso has a consistent post game. This past season, he averaged around 18 points, 12 rebounds, and seven blocks per game.

“I definitely could see myself playing for Pitt,” Fermin continued. “That’s a great offense to be playing in and it is a great style so I could. It is a possibility. I definitely would want to go back and visit again if they would have me back, but, I have some decisions to make after Peach Jam. I don’t know who is going to be in the picture at that point, but if they are, then it is definitely a possibility.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker

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