Mason Lindsay didn’t commit to Pitt on his official visit to Pitt, but it only took one more day to secure his commitment.
As the fifth Pat Signal of Pitt’s first official visit window, Lindsay — a 6-foot-7, 300-pound three-star offensive lineman from DeMatha Catholic High in Hyattsville, Maryland — officially committed to Pitt Wednesday afternoon.
— Mason lindsay (@MasonLindsay19) June 7, 2023
Lindsay committed to Pitt over offers from Boston College, Charlotte, Maine, Maryland, USF, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
“They were just really, really nice,” Lindsay told PSN. “The hospitality when I first got there was amazing. They already made it feel like home. And then just the overall setup they had when it came to the field, their practices, the weight room, everything felt perfect. It wasn’t too big, wasn’t too small, it’s not too far away. It’s just perfect.”
Lindsay picked up his offer from Pitt just a couple of weeks ago, but the relationship he built with Dave Borbely, Andre Powell and Pat Narduzzi grew rapidly. Pitt offered on May 22, and it led to his first — and only — official visit.
He had known new Pitt offensive assistant Dwayne Scott from his time at Penn State, but his relationship with the Pitt coaching staff felt natural — like it was meant to be.
“I clicked with everybody else, coach Borbs, it felt like I was talking to somebody I already knew,” Lindsay said. “Coach Powell, the same thing, just felt like I was talking to somebody I already knew. The same with Narduzzi, just clicked with all of them. Wasn’t awkward or anything like that.”
Lindsay didn’t exactly expect any one thing as he made his official visit to Pitt, but the visit itself was better than anything he could’ve expected.
“They exceeded my expectations if I’m being honest,” Lindsay said. “I was gonna walk in there thinking it was gonna be another regular visit. Just go through everything. But when I got there, they had a full practice going, and I’m watching the Steelers and Kenny Pickett throw around. I’m like, ‘Whoa, this is amazing. I didn’t even expect all this.'”
Pitt blew Lindsay away. He may not have committed on Sunday, but he did on Monday. And now he’s Pitt’s newest offensive lineman. The Pitt coaching staff sees him as a tackle at the collegiate level.
And as a junior at DeMatha last season, serving as a versatile piece across the offensive line, lining up inside and outside, Lindsay used his speed and power to overwhelm opponents. It’s his ability to maul opponents that attracted interest not just from Borbely but from college coaches across the nation.
The major recruiting services haven’t rated Lindsay yet, but he does hold a 5.5 Rivals Rating. And if he’s able to put together a strong summer, he should only rise on all three recruiting services going forward.
Lindsay is Pitt’s third official commit from the June 1-3 window, following three-star safety Allen Bryant and three-star cornerback Davion Pritchard, which means there are still two unannounced Pat Signals. But in the meantime, Lindsay is the newest Pitt commit, and it means the world not just to him but to his family.
“I’m proud,” Lindsay said. “I’m happy that I got my parents that weight of having to pay for tuition or financial aid wherever it may be, that weight is off their shoulders now. I won’t have to burden that upon them.”
Pitt now holds commitments from Lindsay, three-star Adham Abouraya and three-star Jiavani Cooley when it comes to offensive linemen in the class of 2024.