Two years ago, Tim Salem and Pitt tried really hard to land Pennsylvania 3-star tight end CJ Dippre but in the end, fell short to Maryland.
The two sides developed a good relationship and Pitt is hoping that helps them as they go after him again.
Dippre (6’5″, 260-pounds) has entered the NCAA transfer portal and Pitt is one of the first schools to reach out and show interest.
Dippre tells Pittsburgh Sports Now that Salem has been in contact along with coaches from South Carolina, UCLA, Nebraska, NC State and Nebraska.
After playing in 3 games and redshirting his freshman season at Maryland, Dippre had a breakout 2022 season with 30 catches for 314 yards and 3 touchdowns. The native of Jermyn, Pennsylvania was a weapon for Maryland both in the passing and running back, because of his ability to block.
Before committing to Maryland, Dippre had a final seven of Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Kentucky, Virginia and Boston College.
New Year=New Achievements💪🏽405-5 squat (video cuts last one but I got it) then after got 415 Straight Bar Deadlift for 11! Getting ready for senior season🏈 pic.twitter.com/VkkzrxzCCq
— CJ Dippre (@CjDippre) January 7, 2020