Back in April when committing to Pitt, quarterback Kenny Minchey wasn’t a nationally known name.
The Pitt staff, led by Frank Cignetti, Jr. and Jonathan DiBiaso, did a tremendous job evaluating Minchey’s talent and developing a strong enough relationship that Minchey felt comfortable committing to the Panthers program.
Since joining Pitt’s Class of 2023, Minchey has opened the eyes of many college coaches with his performance at various camps, including the prestigious Elite 11, where he wowed talent evaluators from start to finish. The Tennessee native was elevated to a four-star recruit by multiple recruiting services and today his national profile continued to grow.
Despite giving a commitment to Pitt, Minchey announced on Saturday that he has been awarded a scholarship offer from Notre Dame. Minchey also has offers from Tennessee, Michigan State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Vanderbilt.
Currently, Notre Dame does not have a quarterback commitment for their Class of 2023 but has already received a commitment in their Class of 2024 from four-star quarterback CJ Carr. Last season, four-star quarterback Steve Angeli signed with the Fighting Irish and in 2021, they signed four-star quarterback Tyler Buchner.
Pat Narduzzi is hoping that Minchey signs and takes over immediately for Kedon Slovis and Nick Patti.
Considering the national buzz that he’s receiving, it would not be surprising if another major program joins Notre Dame and goes after Minchey.
The Pitt staff is obviously hoping that the relationship that Cignetti, DiBiaso, Narduzzi and members of their Class of 2023 is strong enough to hold off the pressure he’ll no doubt receive to break his commitment to Pitt.