Pat Narduzzi will find out in the next couple of days if his program has landed the son of a former Pitt Panther player.
2022 California 3-star offensive tackle Jackson Brown (6-foot-6, 295 pounds) has decided to announce his college decision this coming Monday at 12:30 p.m. PST at San Ramon Valley High School. Brown tells Pittsburgh Sports Now that he will be choosing between Pitt, Virginia, Colorado, California, Arizona and Cincinnati.
Jackson is the son of former Pitt offensive lineman Tony Brown, who played on some great Panther teams with Dan Marino in the early 1980’s. Unfortunately, Brown passed away back in 2010 after a two-year battle with cancer.
Brown made three official visits in June: California (June 4), Pitt (June 10) and Colorado (June 18). The 247 Sports recruiting experts have this being a battle between California and Pitt with California having the lead. Brown wouldn’t divulge a leader to PSN saying only, “I’m keeping it to myself until I publicly announce. I haven’t even told my mom yet.”
Following his official visit to Pitt in June, Brown had this to say about what stood out to him about his first visit to Pittsburgh.
“I loved it. That was my first time being out in Pittsburgh and seeing everything. I didn’t realize how green everything is there. I also didn’t know that the Steelers are right next to them and getting a chance to see them practice in person. It was just amazing to see that and everything within their facilities. The campus is within the city and I loved it and loved everything about the visit.”
“The dorms that the players have, they’re crazy. They’re all brand new and we went in and some them, they were awesome. Also, the strength staff that Pitt has. Coach Stacc is great. I like how he works and you can tell he knows what he’s doing. The nutritionists that Pitt has are great and they’ll really be able to build me up if I go there. Everything really, I just loved it all.”
Dave Borbely and Brennan Marion have been the lead recruiters for Brown.
Pitt is still looking to take in one more offensive lineman for their Class of 2022 after already having landed 4-star offensive tackle Ryan Baer and 3-star offensive guard Isaiah Montgomery.