We know that Bradley Mann is joining Pitt’s Class of 2022 but it’s not been determined yet what side of the ball he’ll line up on.
Bradley is a 6-foot-6, 265 pounds offensive tackle/defensive end from Jacksonville, Florida and it was originally believed that the Pitt staff was recruiting him to play offensive tackle but that’s not set in stone.
Following making his decision on live television in Jacksonville, Bradley talked to Pittsburgh Sports Now about his decision making process and his conversations with the Pitt coaches.
I am very blessed and thankful for the opportunities that I have had.
To my parents, teammates, coaches, family, and friends thank you for being a part of my journey.
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— Bradley Mann (@Bradleymann5422) July 11, 2021
“I’m grateful to be joining a program with such great coaches, nothing can beat guys like Coach Borbs and Coach Salem,” said Mann. “I’m really excited to be joining them. I’m an athlete and they believe that I can play on either side of the ball, because I’m someone that can play offensive tackle or defensive end.”
“I worked out at a Florida big man camp and Coach Partridge and Pitt was there. I worked out as a defensive end and Coach Partridge got a chance to see me there. After that, I’m being classified as an athlete by Pitt.”
This relationship between Mann and Pitt came together fairly quick as he officially received an offer in late June. Following that offer, Mann immediately traveled to Pittsburgh for an official visit on June 22. Was Mann surprised at how quickly things developed with Pitt?
“Yeah, a little bit. Talking with Coach Salem on the phone, I learned that he was a great guy but getting to meet them in person was important,” said Mann. “I got to get on a plane and go on an official visit a few days after they officially offered me. I felt like a priority to them and I appreciated that.”
“When I decided to commit, I called up Coach Salem, who’s my area recruiter and the coach that’s been talking to me the most. I called him to tell him and I’m not going to lie, I was nervous as heck. I did it and it was the best decision I’ve made in my life.”