Saturday is shaping up to be a big recruiting weekend for the Pitt Panthers as they return home to take on No. 20 Syracuse.
The Pitt staff will be hosting a number of players in the Classes of 2024 and 2025 but a senior to keep your eye on will also be at Acrisure Stadium.
2023 tight end Zeke Wimbush from Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Virginia received an invite to make an unofficial visit. Wimbush (6’3″, 210) is currently committed to Charlotte but accepted the invite from Tim Salem to make his first visit to Pittsburgh.
“Last week, Coach Salem hit me up. He came to my school back in May to visit some players,” said Wimbush. “This week when I was talking to him, he invited me up to the game and I’m coming. Coach Salem has watched my film before so he’s familiar with me. The talk this week was pretty much a casual conversation. I really like Pitt and I’m a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan. I’ve never been up there before, so I’m really excited to get up there and tour the place and check Pittsburgh out.”
— Zeke Wimbush (@zekewimbush7) October 6, 2022
“Most coaches that talk to me say that I’m more of a flexed out tight end, more than I can play wide receiver. With my size and body type, they look at me as a matchup nightmare. Coaches believe that I’m a really good route runner and have good speed for my size.”
Wimbush has been committed to Charlotte since July but two weeks ago, 49ers head coach Will Healy was fired following a 1-7 start. PSN asked Wimbush where his commitment stood and his mindset heading to the visit with Pitt.
“I’m still fully committed to Charlotte but I’m also still talking to anyone that has interest in me,” said Wimbush. “I obviously would have a lot of interest in Pitt. Honestly, when I visit any college, I treat it like a business trip. I’m obviously going to try and have fun, but I also want to see how much interest they might have in me and whether this is something that I might need to pursue more. That’s exactly what I’m going to do, and we’ll see what happens.”