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A Last Second Decision to Visit Pitt Pays Off For 2024 ATH Jameer Grimsley

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Tampa Bay Catholic High School has two players that the Pitt Panthers would very much like to eventually add to their program.

The problem with that is that many other Power Five teams feel the same way about TJ Moore and Jameer Grimsley.

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Moore (6-foot-3, 185 pounds) is a 2024 four-star wide receiver that has already made multiple visits to Pitt and while it’s too difficult to accurately predict Pitt’s chances, they are definitely a consideration due to the strong relationship he’s formed with Tiquan Underwood.

As is the case with Moore, Grimsley is a 2024 athlete that’s also hearing from a ton of Power Five programs. At this point of his recruitment, Grimsley holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Boston College, Duke, Florida State, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, NC State, Ole Miss, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Central Florida and West Virginia.

Pitt became the latest school to enter the picture as they officially offered him in person on Thursday when he visited to attend their second spring practice.

Courtesy Jameer Grimsley

This trip to Pittsburgh wasn’t something that had been in the works, and Grimsley told PSN how it came together.

“I flew into Pittsburgh because I was already planning to take an unofficial visit to Penn State,” said Grimsley. “Since I was already in Pittsburgh, I was like, I might as well stop by and take a visit. I knew that Pittsburgh was a pretty cool city, and they have a really nice campus, so I wanted to come take a look. So, I let the Pitt coaches know that I was coming and then I was I here, they offered me.”

An interesting note is that prior to the visit, Pitt was recruiting Grimsley as a wide receiver but after the visit, they informed him that they also like him as a cornerback.

Although the visit was last minute, Grimsley tells PSN he’s glad that he came and gave us some of things that stood out to him.

“The visit was great,” said Grimsley. “The facilities are really nice. They share everything with the Pittsburgh Steelers, so you know that they’re going to be taken care of. I really like Pitt’s colors and their uniforms, they’re really cool. The Pitt coaches really know their stuff. They graduated all of their seniors which is really good, and they put a lot of defensive backs in the league. Coach Collins and Coach Sanders are my main recruiters.

“As far as things that stood out to me, the success they have with defensive backs, along with the fact that you can watch NFL practices every day. You truly get to see NFL talent and what’s it like to be a pro player, whenever you want.”

Courtesy Jameer Grimsley

While Grimsley enjoyed his first visit to Pitt, he acknowledged that it’s too early in his recruitment to list anyone as his favorite. He believes that he still needs to make other visits to schools that are showing serious interest and also allow other teams to possibly get involved.

Grimsley will continue to explore all of his options but admits Pat Narduzzi and Pitt made a positive impression.

“I’m glad that they offered me, I was hoping for one but wasn’t sure. After visiting, I can tell the coaches really like me, as they were showing me around and paying more attention to me than other visitors.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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