Pitt FB Recruiting
2024 3-Star OL Adham Abouraya Furthers Pitt Relationship With Spring Ball Visit
Adham Abouraya has seen it all now at Pitt. He’s come to town for a gameday experience, he’s made a trip out for Junior Day and now he’s gotten to see how Pitt conducts a practice.
Abouraya — a 6-foot-5, 280-pound three-star offensive lineman from Downington East High in Downington, Pennsylvania — made his third visit to Pitt for Thursday’s spring practice session, and all he can really say about Pitt is just how much he likes it.
“Of course, I really like it,” Abouraya told PSN. “I just like everything, there’s not really anything I don’t like about it, to be honest.”
The Junior Day visit in January was very inclusive, as he was able to see the facilities, meet more in-depth with the coaching staff and really get a feel for the culture around Pitt football, but he actually got to see some football this time.
I mean, he got to watch Pitt beat Rhode Island last September, but Thursday’s visit allowed him to get up close and personal with Pitt’s offensive line room and see exactly how offensive line coach Dave Borbely holds his linemen accountable.
That opportunity to watch Borbely coach was the highlight of the visit this time.
“Watching the team periods during practice and seeing the defense yelling at the offense and the offense yelling at the defense,” Abouraya said, “it was pretty fun.
“I would look at one player and watch his technique, see how he’s doing stuff and see how coach Borbs would critique or fix or whatever and see how I could put that into my own game.”
Abouraya really likes the Pitt coaching staff, Borbely in particular, of course, and that feeling was only reinforced as he watched Borbely in action. He wanted to watch Borbely coach, and it honestly reminded him of how his high school offensive line coach operates.
But while football was the headliner Thursday, it wasn’t the only thing Abouraya enjoyed. He had the opportunity to drive around the Oakland campus for the first time, and he enjoyed that, too. There isn’t much — if anything — he doesn’t enjoy about Pitt.
And if there’s a position group that Pat Narduzzi enjoys loading up on, the offensive linemen would be way up there. Abouraya fits the mold of a Pitt lineman. He plays tackle at Downingtown East, but he’s capable of playing guard or tackle, and he’s quick and athletic in a massive frame — helped by his wrestling feats.
The Downingtown East teams run the ball a lot, so he has plenty of experience getting physical and opening up holes for running backs to explode through — which is also the kind of offense Narduzzi likes to run.
247Sports rates Abouraya as the 791st-ranked recruit in the class (50th-ranked interior offensive lineman and the 25th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania). On3 rates him as the 77th-ranked offensive tackle and 31st-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania while Rivals rates him as the 30th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania.
With offers from Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Maryland, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple and West Virginia, Abouraya has a solid list of contenders emerging. He will be headed to Rutgers in April, and the next time he will be back at Pitt will likely be for an official visit.
“Pitt is one of my top schools right now, definitely,” Abouraya said.
Pitt has yet to land an offensive lineman in the class of 2024, and Abouraya would be a very solid addition, especially as an in-state recruit.