Since the end of the dead period last week, the Pitt Panthers continue to get talented recruits to their facility for unofficial visits.
On Monday, New Jersey native Emanuel Ross was in town to visit the ACC Champions. Ross (6’2″, 190-pounds) is a 2024 3-star athlete from Red Bank Catholic in Red Bank, New Jersey. Along with Pitt, Ross also holds offers from Illinois, Penn State, Wake Forest, Duke, UConn, Syracuse, Temple and West Virginia.
It’s been a busy last few days for Ross as he was at Penn State for an unofficial visit over the weekend and then traveled across the state to check out Pitt as they opened camp on the South Side.
“It’s getting really busy and I’m just trying to have fun traveling to the various places with my family and meeting new coaches,” Ross tells Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I enjoyed my time at Pitt. My highlights of the day were going in the meeting room with Coach Underwood and my family. He asked a lot of important questions, and we were able to chop it up. We talked about a lot of non-football related things so that we could really get to know each other more. This was my first extensive meeting with Coach Underwood. I met and spoke with him briefly before, but this was the first time that I got a chance to really talk to him and get to know him more. My first impression is that he’s someone that I really could be comfortable around because he’s a really relatable guy and really down to earth.”
“As far as my impressions of Pitt, I can say that Pitt is a place that can really set you up for your future after football is over with. That was one thing that they were really pushing a lot. I was also able to see how the Pitt facilities are connected with the Pittsburgh Steelers so you kind of have a peak of what you want your future to be like. That’s important for someone like me that has dreams of playing in the NFL one day.”
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On the various recruiting websites, Ross is listed by some as an athlete and others as a safety, but he tells PSN that he’s being recruited by Underwood and mostly every other school as a wide receiver.
“I believe the strengths of my game are my ball skills and my ability to go up in the air and get it,” said Ross. “Also, I believe that I’m strong with my ability to run after the catch, which creates big plays and gets extra yardage.”
Ross says that he doesn’t have any other unofficial visits planned for the near future but is talking with many schools, including Pitt, about making visits on game days.