Pitt FB Recruiting
Will 4-Star WR Micah Gilbert Bring Athletic Bloodline to Pitt?
Micah Gilbert comes from a very deep athletic bloodline, and it’s one that’s well known in Western Pennsylvania.
Micah’s father is Mark, a former talented multi-sport athlete at Aliquippa High School, that then played D-1 basketball at Iona and Duquesne. His uncle, Sean, is well known for playing at Pitt and becoming a first-round pick. Micah’s cousins are former Pitt star and recent NFL Hall of inductee cornerback Darrelle Revis, along with former Pitt star and NY Jets safety Jordan Whitehead. It doesn’t stop there as his brother, Mark Jr., starred at Duke and is currently a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
It goes without saying athletic talent runs through the Gilbert family.
And it sure looks as though Micah is well on his way to becoming a household name for his accomplishments. Gilbert is one of the top junior wide receivers in the country, as rated a 4-star recruit by both Rivals.com and 247Sports.com.
It should come as no surprise that Micah Gilbert is a priority recruit for Pitt and is personally being recruited by head coach Pat Narduzzi.
Had a great visit to @Pitt_FB! Thank you for the invitation‼️ @CoachKlineAlex @TiUnderwood @CoachDuzzPittFB pic.twitter.com/QzFC2AKyJT
— Micah Gilbert (@Gilbert316Micah) March 17, 2023
Gilbert (6’3″, 200-pounds) currently attends Charlotte Christian High School in Charlotte, North Carolina and this weekend, Gilbert returned to Western Pennsylvania to make an unofficial visit to check out the Pitt Panthers.
“What stood out to me was the way the Pitt coaches interacted with the players,” Gilbert tells Pittsburgh Sports Now. “It looked like the players genuinely enjoy being and playing in the Pitt program. I really enjoyed conversations with Coach Tiquan, he is a good dude. The facilities are all very nice and resourceful. I have seen Pitt throughout the years, with my family legacy going through there, but it was nice to get my opportunity to see things and experience it for myself. It was important that I got the personal touch from the coaches and staff.”
“Pitt is just keeping it real with me about how the players enjoy being there and it’s like everywhere else, that I will have to fight and earn my spot, but there will be an opportunity.”
https://t.co/bZp7uasfht Here are my szn highlights! Missed the last 5 games due to injury.
— Micah Gilbert (@Gilbert316Micah) November 23, 2022
This Top 200 national recruit’s offer list is impressive, with names such as North Carolina, BYU, Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Notre Dame, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
At this time, Gilbert tells PSN that aside from Pitt, the schools recruiting him the hardest are Duke, Penn State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Florida.
He’s going to look great in the Blue and White
Old Pedo Joe….always fantasizing about the kids.
Sounds familiar, think I heard this about another Beaver County native in the fall of 1972. Played a little running back for Pitt. Blue and Gold are more fitting.
Nah. The most boring and drab uniforms in college football.