As the Pitt’s huge matchup against Virginia gets closer, more and more recruits are letting their decision to attend the game at Heinz Field be known.
Pittsburgh Sports Now is currently making a list of these names and will have a story with them soon but here’s one of the players making the drive to Pittsburgh.
2024 offensive tackle Fletcher Westphal (6’8″, 320) from Tuscarora High School in Leesburg, Virginia tells PSN that he’ll be one of the players in attendance as the Pitt looks to clinch the ACC Coastal Division Championship.
Westphal is already one of the top sophomore offensive tackles in the country and currently holds offers from Penn State, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Old Dominion. Considering his size, length, foot work and technique for such a young player, Westphal will no doubt be a national recruit in the very near future.
PSN caught up with Westphal before his state playoff game tonight and before his drive to Pittsburgh to get his thoughts on tomorrow’s visit and his early thoughts on Pitt.
“I’m looking forward to seeing Pitt in action in-person, which is different,” said Westphal. “Both teams are at the top of the ACC and I’m excited for them to battle it out. Being at Heinz Field where the Steelers pla makes it even better. Pitt has a solid coaching staff and a solid program. They’re an aggressive team that is working hard and their record shows that. Except for Syracuse, I have seen all their rivals player in-person and can’t wait to see them.”
The Pitt staff is no doubt excited to get Westphal in Pittsburgh and to be around their program because despite only being a sophomore, he’s someone they very much want to land.
“I got early interest from Coach Marion months ago. It was my very first college contact. I was happy with that and have been following Pitt ever since,” said Westphal. “I was hoping to attend a Pitt summer camp, but had another camp conflict, but will make it happen this year.”
“My first contact with Pitt was with Coach Marion after attending an All-State Prep Camp in Pennsylvania and was told “he needed me on his team.”