While his final decision will likely not be made any time in the near future, Pitt stayed in the running for one of the top juniors in not just the state but the entire country.
2023 4-star offensive tackle Jven Williams from Wyomissing, PA has narrowed his list of 20-plus offers down to a top seven schools and it includes Pitt. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound lineman announced on Saturday a top seven of Pitt, Penn State, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Ole Miss and Rutgers. Other schools that previously offered Williams include Boston College, UConn, Houston, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina, Temple, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Washington and West Virginia.
Pittsburgh Sports Now messaged Williams and got this reaction about taking the first step in eventually deciding on a college destination.
“They all recruited me amazingly well,” said Williams. “They did the little things that mattered in recruiting. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
Pat Narduzzi and the Panthers were the first program to extend an offer to Williams and last weekend, he made his first unofficial visit to Pitt.
Williams tells us that he plans on making more upcoming unofficial visits this month, including likely stops at Penn State, Rutgers, Michigan and Michigan State. Following that, he plans on deciding on five schools for his official visits.
The Panthers are envisioning a future offensive tackle pairing of Williams and 2022 4-star offensive tackle Ryan Baer to anchor their offensive line over the next few seasons.