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Pitt Receiving Official Visit From 3-Star OL Moritz Schmoranzer



Moritz Schmoranzer

Up until this point, we’ve written about skill position players that are visiting Pitt this weekend.

However, Pitt will also be hosting some offensive linemen, too.

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Three-star offensive lineman Moritz Schmoranzer from North Cross School in Roanoke, Virginia will make a return visit to Pittsburgh. Almost immediately after receiving the Pitt offer, the 6-foot-4, 275-pound lineman made an unofficial visit with his parents in May.

Schmoranzer has been busy this month as this will be his fourth official visit in June: Virginia Tech (June 2), West Virginia (June 9) and Miami (June 16).

Back in April, Schmoranzer, who is originally from Germany and has spent just two seasons playing tackle football, announced he would be deciding between Virgina Tech and Wake Forest. But then his recruitment exploded with offers from Pitt, Miami, West Virginia, Georgia Tech and Virginia.

Following his first visit to Pitt, Schmoranzer talked to PSN about his experience and the relationship he’s developed with offensive line coach Dave Borbely.

“I had a great time,” Schmoranzer told PSN after the visit. “We arrived there at 8, Coach Borbely was waiting for us at the gate and said, ‘let’s go to the Pitt side, not the Steelers side’. He showed me that they share facilities with the Steelers which I didn’t know. I believe that they’re the only college team to do that. That’s something that definitely stood out to me. Later we ate in their cafeteria, and I think I talked with the O-line coach of the Steelers for a bit. They then showed us the campus. We didn’t get a chance to see the stadium because we were on a tight schedule.”

Schmoranzer has been able to build a good relationship with Borbely, who was a coach at Virginia when his high school defensive coordinator played there, and he’s able to see how Borbely plans to develop him as a lineman.

Considering Schmoranzer’s inexperience in playing tackle football, playing soccer and running track (actually running, boasting a 13.01 100-yard dash at 275 pounds) in Germany, his rise as an offensive lineman has been very quick.

He’s only played one season on the offensive line, spending his first season in the United States as a wide receiver, and that speed and athleticism are what jump off the screen when watching him play either tackle spot.

Pitt has secured offensive linemen commitments from three-star Adham Abouraya (Exton, Pennsylvania), three-star Jiavani Cooley (Erie, Pennsylvania) and 3-star Mason Lindsay (Hyattsville, Maryland).

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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