The Pitt Panthers closed out their month of official visits in a big way, as they hosted a number of highly rated 4-star recruits. One of the more under the radar players included in that group is Zy’Marion Lang.
Pitt already has one four-star wide receiver in this class and wide receivers coach Tiquan Underwood worked hard this weekend to try and get Lang to join DayDay Farmer and his future wide receiver room.
Lang hails from Palmetto, Fla. and holds a long list of Power 5 offers- South Carolina, Kansas, Kansas State, Texas A&M, West Virginia, Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Florida, Indiana, Louisville, Miami, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Purdue, Tennessee, Central Florida and Wisconsin.
Following his visit, Lang and his family stayed in town and had a flight scheduled back to Florida Sunday morning. While waiting at the airport, Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Lang and asked with all these impressive offers, why he chose to visit Pitt?
“Me and Coach Tiquan, ever since the day he offered me, he kept a strong relationship with me,” Lang said. “From day one, he kept things real and there’s never been a fake relationship. He always kept the communication strong and I’ve respected that. That made things easier for me to come here but key is having a strong relationship.”
Pittsburgh is a lot different than Florida, but Lang very much enjoyed his extended stay and the visit did nothing but help the Panthers’ chances with this Florida playmaker.
“I think the Pitt football program is very good. I think Pitt would be a very good place for me but I’m still going to let everything play out. But I really like Pitt.”
”One thing that I really like about Pitt is that they’re going to play their best players,” Lang said. “You don’t need to be a junior or a senior, they’re going to play their best players. I like that about them.”
Lang tells me that while the Pitt staff wanted him to enjoy his time here and not pressure him, they did make it known to him how much of a priority he is to them and how much they’d love to get a commitment from him.
During his visit, Lang says that he spent good time with and developed a good relationship with Pitt freshman receiver and Miami native Lamar Seymore.
Lang has a final seven of Pitt, South Carolina, West Virginia, South Florida, Texas A&M, Kansas and Kansas State and tells PSN he plans on making a decision before the end of July.