Pitt hosted a few out-of-state recruits that held offers from them, including a player they were first to offer.
2023 3-star cornerback BJ Lowery II (Life Christian Academy in Richmond, Virginia) made an unofficial visit for Pitt’s game against Miami.
Lowery (5’10”, 175 pounds) recently picked up that offer from Pitt wide receivers coach Brennan Marion on Oct. 5 and was anxious to start learning more about the Panthers program in person. Saturday was his first time visiting the city of Pittsburgh and it didn’t disappoint.
”It was great to finally get up there,” Lowery told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I was able to get a tour of Pitt’s facility and everyone on the staff made me feel welcomed and like I was at home. They treated me really good and like I was like family. Then when I got to the game, the atmosphere and the fans were amazing. I really enjoyed myself and it was very exciting.”
“Getting to see Pitt in person really helped me out a lot. Being able to see everything in person and feeling the atmosphere is big. Seeing everything with my eyes instead of just on video and through pictures made me feel like a place that I’d like to come.”
Getting recruits that they’re interested in to make a GameDay visit is always the goal of the Pitt staff and they were able to accomplish that with Lowery. PSN asked him his reason for wanting to make the drive from Virginia.
”I decided to come up because of the relationship that I’ve developed with Coach Marion,” said Lowery. “I talk to him like every day and just the fact that Pitt was the first school to take a chance on me and offer, so that relationship is already there.”
”While I was there, I was able to meet Coach Collins, their secondary coach. He was telling me that he liked my game and I was asking him about Pitt’s schemes and stuff and stuff they run because I’m strongly considering going to Pitt.”
Lowery told PSN that his on-field strengths are his open-field tackling and his man-to-man coverage.
”I was able to watch the defensive backs a lot and they seemed to run a lot of Cover 3 and Cover 4 and some different man-to-man schemes. I also noticed how much they rotated their corners so they have a lot of fresh corners coming in a lot.”
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As we start the month of November, players have a few more weeks to make gameday visits. Lowery tells PSN that this month he plans on visiting Virginia, Liberty, Maryland and East Carolina.