Pitt FB Recruiting
Official Visit Makes Strong Impression Upon 2023 3-Star OL Target Jon Mould
Jon Mould turned a strong performance at Pitt’s Senior Elite camp into an offer, and he turned that offer into an official visit. After that visit, Mould has built a strong relationship with Pitt.
Mould, a 6-foot-7, 305-pound three-star offensive tackle from Xaverian Brothers High School in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, made an official visit to Pitt over the weekend, and he was able to see firsthand how the program operates.
“I got in Friday, spent the day talking with coaches, learned a little bit about the program, spent some time with the guys,” Mould told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “Overall, I just thought it went really well, it was a ton of fun and they clearly showed effort and wanted everyone who was there.”
Mould officially picked up his Pitt offer on June 16, just 10 days ago now, and he added to an offer sheet that includes Air Force, Army, Brown, Bryant, Buffalo, Columbia, Connecticut, Dartmouth, Duke, Fordham, Harvard, Lafayette, Lehigh, Massachusetts, Monmouth, Penn, Princeton, Richmond, Syracuse, Tulane, William & Mary and Yale.
Thank you Pitt for having me on an official visit this weekend! #H2P @CoachTimSalem @CoachBorbs @Pitt_FB @CoachDuzzPittFB pic.twitter.com/6tguMYemi4
— Jon Mould (@23jmould) June 27, 2022
Pitt earned one of Mould’s official visits, along with Harvard, and the connection he’s built with tight ends coach Tim Salem and offensive line coach Dave Borbely has allowed confidence to build on both sides.
“I was at camp a week ago, and (Borbely and I) watched some of that film together, and he was like, ‘Yeah, you definitely have a special place, and I think you can work into the program.’ It was really great to hear from him, glad he has that confidence in me, and I have that confidence in myself too,” Mould said. “I think I’m a Power Five player, and I’m ready and fired up to get into this really good, high-level football.”
After arriving in Pittsburgh from Massachusetts Friday, Mould was able to make it to Pitt and meet up with Pitt offensive lineman Matt Goncalves, who showed him around a city that really opened his eyes.
“So, (Gonvalves) was a really great guy and the relationship with the O-line there is something special,” Mould said. “Those guys all really care about each other, and it was great to see. The city was actually kind of eye-opening. When we pulled through the tunnel, you saw it all. You see Heinz, you see PNC Park — really nice city.”
Mould enjoyed the city and getting to interact with the coaching staff, but the bonding with Pitt’s current players and the recruits in town for the weekend allowed him to get that true feeling of the vibe around Pitt football.
“Yeah, there were some five-stars there, I’m pretty sure, but I was talking to the players, and they were like, ‘You know what? When you come here, you don’t have any stars anymore. You’re just a college football player like the rest of us.’ So, you just gotta be ready to play, get better and be part of that team,” Mould said. “That’s what they emphasized most.
“Just the high-character people there,” Mould said. “Coach (Tim) Salem, coach (Pat) Narduzzi, coach (Dave) Borbely, really high-character people and people you want to be around.”
Despite the recency of Pitt’s relationship with Mould, it’s already one of the best relationships he’s built with any school. The overall process has been a great experience. Especially since Pitt has been recruiting him hard since February.
247Sports rates Mould as the 120th-ranked offensive tackle and the 12th-ranked recruit from Massachusetts while Rivals gives him a 5.5 Rivals Rating.
Mould said there isn’t a timeline for when he will eventually make his commitment, but he wants to be committed before his senior season at Xaverian Brothers in the fall. Pitt landed offensive tackles in Ryan Corretta and Colin Van Rooy today.
Wow, not rated and an FCS offer sheet. How is this happening after an ACC championship? 3*’s continue