Pat Narduzzi and Pitt will only be taking one quarterback in the class of 2023, and that quarterback will be making it back out to Pittsburgh for his official visit this summer.
2023 four-star quarterback Kenny Minchey from Pope John Paul II in Hendersonville, Tennessee committed to Pitt on April 30, potentially securing Pitt’s future at the position, and he announced Wednesday via Twitter that he’ll be making it back to Pittsburgh for an official visit over the weekend of June 2.
— Kenny Minchey (@kenny_minchey) May 18, 2022
Minchey visited Pitt in late March, making it up from Tennessee for an important first look at the program and that, combined with a strong bond with Jonathan DiBiaso and an at-school visit from Frank Cignetti Jr., pushed him to make that call on committing.
“I think he has some blue-collar instincts and mentality to him, he’s got that heart, grind-it-out attitude,” now-former PJPII head coach Justin Geisinger told PSN. “He knows nothing is going to come easy to him, he knows he has to work for it, and that’s what he had to do in our school — he hit adversity not really getting a chance to prove himself to nobody’s fault through Covid, stuck it out, but when his opportunity presented itself to him, he took full advantage of it and never come off the field from there.”
And when Pitt first started showing interest, the Steel City vibes — the ability to continually grow as a person and a player — were immediate draws. College from all over the country reached out to Minchey, including Houston, Michigan State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and West Virginia with offers, but he was never a recruit with a dream destination.
As a junior, Minchey threw for 3,280 yards and 32 touchdowns to just nine interceptions on 215-of-351 passing attempts. And with his commitment ironed out, he’s already locked in to improving those numbers as a senior and preparing for the jump to the NCAA.
Both 247Sports and On3 rate Minchey as a four-star recruit in the class of 2023, ranked among the top 15 quarterbacks in the class, and Rivals rates him as a three-star recruit,
Minchey is coming off a strong performance at the Elite 11 Regional in Nashville, Tennessee over the weekend, checking in as the No. 4 quarterback in attendance with a 102.33 rating.
— Elite11 (@Elite11) May 16, 2022
Minchey will be joined by three-star defensive end Antonio Camon (Tampa, Florida), three-star running back Montravius Lloyd (St. Petersburg, Florida), three-star defensive tackle Isaiah Neal (Baltimore, Maryland), three-star defensive back Brice Pollock (Snellville, Georgia), three-star defensive end Calvin Smith (Ocoee, Florida), three-star wide receiver Kenny Johnson (York, Pennsylvania) and three-star defensive back Shelton Lewis (Stockbridge, Georgia).