Michael Crounse wants to make another visit to check out the Pitt Panthers.
The 6’5″, 290-pound offensive lineman from DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, Maryland tells Pittsburgh Sports Now that he’s scheduled an official visit to Pitt from June 16-18. Crounse recently made an unofficial visit to Pitt at the end of March.
On his way to school Wednesday morning, PSN spoke with Crounse about his decision to use one of his official visits to Pat Narduzzi’s program.
“Coach Powell was a big factor,” said Crounse. “Pitt was actually my second offer and Coach Powell has been really consistent recruiting and talking with me. He calls me or I call them at least once a week. Coach Borbely is an established and a great offensive line coach and I’ve talked with him a bunch. I just decided that I really wanted to take an official visit there.”
“On my previous visit there, I was really impressed with Pitt’s facilities, and everything associated with the football program. On my very first visit there, I didn’t get a chance to see that. Also, the conversations that I had with all of the coaches really made this decision very easy to make. With Coach Narduzzi, Coach Borbely, Coach Powell, everything is just trending in the right direction with Pitt football. Obviously, they won pretty big last year which was impressive.”
Crounse tells PSN that he also has one other official visit locked in and another one that he could take. Prior to coming to Pitt, Crounse will visit Boston College from June 10-12 and could take one to Louisville following his first two “but it will depend on how things shake out.”
In terms of his future position, Crounse tells me that Pitt is recruiting him as an interior lineman, to play either center or offensive guard.