While it hasn’t risen to Florida and Georgia, the state of Texas is a place that the Pitt football program has increased their recruiting over the last couple of years.
Over the last two recruiting classes, the Panthers have signed and received commitments from 2022 athlete Che Nwabuko (Manor, Texas), 2022 defensive back Marquan Pope (Denton, Texas) and 2021 quarterback Nate Yarnell (Austin, Texas).
Their hope is to continue to draw players from that talent rich state and within the last week, they’ve extended offers to 2023 athlete Quinten Joyner (Manor, Texas), 2023 defensive end Princewill Umanmielen (Manor, Texas) and 2023 wide receiver Anthony White (Abernathy, Texas). In total, Pitt has already offered 20 athletes from Texas that are part of the Class of 2023.
Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke on Tuesday with White, who have received the news from Brennan Marion and it was special due to it being his first Power Five offer.
“We were on our way home from the UTSA game, where I got my first offer, we were on the road, me my dad, my mom and my brother and got woken up from a phone call from Pitt,” said White. “Coach Marion was talking to me and out of nowhere he said that he wanted to offer me. He liked my height, my weight (6-foot, 170 pounds) and how physical of a player I was on both sides of the ball. Coach said that he likes tough wide receivers that can get through tackles, that have burst, that have speed and he said that he really liked me.”
“This offer really means a lot to me. Seeing my family really excited over it is something that I really enjoy. Knowing how hard I worked to try and get this major offer is really exciting. I really didn’t have any idea when my first Power Five offer would come and if it would be coming soon. I just kept working, working, working–hoping that it would come but I didn’t want to rush anything.”
White credits his father for his development and the work that the two of them have done together to improve his speed and overall game.
“I have to thank my dad for making me the better player that I am today,” said White. “I believe that I catch the football really well and I’m able to go up and get and bring down the football. Really, I think I can do anything that needs to be done on offense. My strengths are a combination of both my speed and ability to catch the ball.”
White tells PSN that at this point of his recruitment, he hasn’t started to map out visits that he’d like to take in the near future but admits that with offers coming in and interest from other schools that will be something he and his family will start to do in the near future.
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