One of the biggest developments for Pitt’s Junior Day was one of the players that decided to travel to Pittsburgh.
2023 4-star defensive end Rueben Bain made the trip from Miami, Florida to Pittsburgh for an unofficial visit. While this doesn’t mean that Bain is lock to commit to Pitt, getting this elite prospect on campus to learn about the Pitt culture is a win for Pat Narduzzi and Charlie Partridge.
Bain (6-foot-3, 250 pounds) is rated as a Top 200 junior with an offer list that includes Pitt, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.
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— Rueben “Hurricane” Bain Jr. (@Ba1nnnn) December 21, 2021
Credit Partridge as a big reason for Bain coming on the visit. The Bain family has known Partridge since he recruited and coached Rueben’s older brother, Reggie, at Florida Atlantic back in 2015.
”It was a good day for me,” said Bain. “I really got to learn a lot about Pitt’s style of defense and the fundamentals of everything behind it. I learned about how and why they run that defense. Coach Partridge played a big part in it and me visiting. He’s been the main person that’s been reaching out to me from Pitt.”
“Something that really impressed me a lot was finding out and seeing that they practice on the same field as the Steelers and basically share facilities with them.”
Along with seeing parts of the Pitt facility and campus, Bain was also able to have a meaningful conversation with both Narduzzi and Partridge.
”Pittsburgh was really nice,” said Bain. “The city looked great. I got to go out and eat at this Italian restaurant and that was good. I liked getting to meet with everybody, like the coaches. I also enjoyed the tour they gave me of the city, the campus and all of Pitt’s facilities.”
Bain admits that he sensed from the coaches how excited they were to host him and how much of a priority he is for them but that he tries to to think about that because he doesn’t want to get a “big head” and wants to remain grounded. I’m glad I came, I had a great time.”