Pitt FB Recruiting
Elite 2025 WR Jaime Ffrench Talks Pitt Visit, Family Legacy
The college football recruiting dead period ended on Monday and the Pitt staff was quick to get one of the top players in the Class of 2025 to make a visit.
Wide receiver Jaime Ffrench made the trip from Jacksonville, Florida to make an unofficial visit to Pitt. Although he’s only a freshman, it was a good job getting Ffrench to visit so soon. Tiquan Underwood and Pitt are battling some of the top programs in the country in order to land the services of Ffrench. At this point of his recruitment, this elite recruit already holds offers from Pitt, Alabama, Penn State, Florida, Georgia, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Ohio State and West Virginia.
Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Ffrench following his visit who told us that this early visit to Pitt was something that was talked about when he received the offer from Pitt in May.
“This visit was part of my recruiting plan,” said Ffrench. “This was the first thing that was talked about after they offered me. They wanted to get me up on campus and show me around. I’ve obviously been up here a number of times previously with my brother (Maurice), but this was different because this time they were recruiting me.”
“The visit went great. It was wonderful. It was better than I could have asked for. Everything just went right. The people, the coaching staff, they treat you wonderful, which I already knew from my brother in the past but for me to see with my own eyes and experience it. It was amazing. What really stood out to me was the bond that I had with the coaches, especially me and Coach Underwood. We were able to just sit down and just talk. It was like family, the bond, the connection was there.”
As he mentioned, Ffrench enjoyed the time he was able to spend with Underwood, which was the most extensive time he’s been able to talk with him. I asked him what stood out the most to him about Underwood.
“He’s such a great guy and as you talk with him, you can really tell that he knows what he’s doing,” said Ffrench. “He’s a young dude, so he really understands us. He really knows about the wide receiver position and about his job. You can tell he’s someone that really knows how to treat his players and how to coach them up.”
Pat Narduzzi was successful recruiting former star wide receiver Maurice Ffrench to Pitt and now he’s trying to land his talented brother. As he wrapped up his visit to Pitt, Narduzzi had a surprise for Jaime.
“It was actually really funny because we had Maurice on Facetime while we were in a meeting, and we were talking. It was a great bond, and it was kind of already like family, you know.”
By the way, Maurice is heading to training camp today with the Los Angeles Chargers as he works to earn a roster spot for the upcoming NFL season.
Legacies are not pitt strong points… Just saying
Well Jim, they have one already (Donald), and I would love to see 1 more….
I’d rather much see legacy relative ballers than the favor payback nepotism practices coaches use to secure resume content for their relatives (Shannahan, Schottenheimer, Ryan, Carroll, Junko, Swinney, Haley, Weis, Herbstreit to name a few). You take Donald and Ffrench 2.0 and Revis (S. Gilbert) all Day over the coaching tree nepotism non-sense. And it does not matter if they are walk-ons as they are spunging up quality coaching (glorified undergraduate internships) that becomes favorable when they go to work in the industry.
Good kid, good family, go get em Pitt. Never too early, specially in today environment.
I agree bring him to Pitt !!!