The Pitt football program continues to impress recruits across the country.
Wednesday morning, 2023 3-star tight end Vance Bolyard narrow down his list of 20+ offers down to six schools and it included the Panthers.
Bolyard (6’5″, 230) is a from Northern Guilford High School in Greensboro, North Carolina and announced on Twitter that his Top Six included (in no order): Pitt, North Carolina, Duke, Maryland, Rutgers and Minnesota. Some schools that offered but didn’t make his cut included West Virginia, Virginia Tech, South Florida, Louisville and Boston College. Bolyard received his offer from Tim Salem back on January 30, 2022.
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Bolyard minutes after he posted his Top Six and he detailed to us what’s impressed him about Pat Narduzzi’s program.
“I really like Coach Salem’s direct attitude towards things. He’s a very straight forward person,” said Bolyard. “I love that. I’m also very impressed with the facilities that I’ve seen in pictures. Since they share with the Steelers, everything is top notch which is amazing. Academics is the first thing that gets my attention because if a school has bad academics, I don’t even consider them, no matter how good they are at football. The second thing that I look for is how the program is doing (winning/losing/rebuilding) and how they will use the tight ends and how they have developed tight ends in the past. How they say they’re going to develop me because ultimately, my goal when I go to college is 1) Graduate, 2) Win A Championship, hopefully multiple, and 3) go early in the 2026 NFL draft.”
I think Pitt has a great chance of developing me into one, I just need to go see them in person.
Bolyard tells PSN that because of timing and his weird schedule that he hasn’t had the opportunity to make the trip from North Carolina to visit Pitt yet but wants and plans to do so in the near future.