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Florida 3-Star LB DJ McCormick Jr. Schedules Official Visit to Pitt



Florida linebacker DJ McCormick Jr. tells Pittsburgh Sports Now that he’ll be making a return visit to Pittsburgh for an official visit.

The three-star linebacker from Rockledge, Florida was in town last week for an unofficial visit and told PSN that he’s scheduled his official visit for June 22-24.

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Courtesy DJ McCormick

Following his visit last week, Pitt moved to the top of McCormick’s recruiting board — along with Central Florida.

“I just loved the visit. I loved the city of Pittsburgh, I loved everything about Pitt and their campus, and I liked how the campus felt like a city,” said McCormick. “I liked how you can see NFL players while at Pitt because they share facilities with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Actually, I saw Kenny Pickett working out today. That’s a cool thing and definitely would be a motivating factor if I were to pick Pitt.

“I spent a lot of great time with their linebackers coach,” said McCormick. “We sat down and watched a lot of their film and a lot of my film and talked about where he sees me in their defense. Coach said he really likes how I tackle and the form that I have. He challenged me a little bit on the board about things and got me out of my comfort zone. I really liked that. I can tell that he’s a very detailed coach, and I was listening to everything he was saying while on the board. I can tell that Coach (Manalac) is very detail-oriented and coaches hard.”

Courtesy DJ McCormick

Tiquan Underwood has been McCormick’s lead recruiter, along with head coach Pat Narduzzi. At this point, he plans on making his college decision in early May.

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