It was quite a weekend for the Pitt Panther football program as six players committed while making their official visits.
While the commitment number sits at six today, the total number of kids that commit from this first official weekend could go up in the future.
A few other players were highly impressed with what they saw at Pitt but weren’t ready to give a verbal commitment just yet.
One of those players included four-star offensive tackle Stanton Ramil from Alabaster, Alabama. The 6-foot-7, 310-pounder was the only offensive lineman to visit this past weekend. 247Sports ranks Ramil as one of the Top 20 junior offensive tackles and one of the Top 200 overall players from the Class of 2023.
Getting Ramil up for an official visit was feather in the cap for Pitt and his visit wasn’t made public until the last minute. Ramil holds an impressive offer list that includes Tennessee, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Colorado, Florida State, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Central Florida, Virginia and West Virginia.
Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke with Ramil for a few minutes following his first visit to Pittsburgh, and it sure sounds like the Panther football program made a positive impression on him.
“Pitt really has something going with how tight the team is and the culture that they have there,” said Ramil. “The team is just so player led and that’s such a huge bonus and plus because they all want the same thing, they all have the same goals, which eventually leads to something positive. That really stood out to me the most. Talking with the players on the team, they told me and I also saw how tight everyone is. They’re hard working dudes that all have the same mindset. They want to be the best players and all want to be the best team in the ACC. All their goals are totally aligned. I got to spend a couple of nights with all the lineman and had a great time. They’re such a tight knit group and that really impressed me.”
Along with the Pitt players, Ramil had a talk with Pat Narduzzi at the end of the official visit, and he gave Ramil his best pitch as to why Pitt would be the best spot for him.
“Every place that I’m considering has great things about their program and Pitt does as well,” Ramil said. “Pitt would be close to home for me (originally from New York) and it felt like home. There’s nothing negative about the weekend and I feel Pitt is just an outstanding program that’s only going to keep going up.”
Ramil wouldn’t say where he plans on visiting next as he’s “keeping the visits on the down low for now, but Pitt will definitely be a finalist for me.”
Ramil tells PSN that he will make three more official visits in June and then will make a decision later in the summer or close to the start of his season.