Let’s be honest, it’s not been the best last couple of weeks for Pat Narduzzi and his Pitt Panther football program.
The biggest area of concern is losing on the field. Losing three games in a row to West Virginia, Cincinnati and North Carolina is something that no one would have predicted. With the difficult upcoming schedule, things will not get any easier.
Losing hasn’t just been isolated to the football field. The Panthers have lost out in recruiting as a couple of talented WPIAL players have decided to leave the area. Within the last 48 hours, both Aliquippa 2025 4-star running Tiqwai Hayes, and 2025 3-star tight end/defensive end Brady O’Hara gave verbal commitments to Penn State.
This morning, the credible twitter account WPIAL Insider tweeted something that not only raised a few eyebrows but no doubt have some people worried.
A little birdie has told me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Aliquippa Linebacker and Pitt commit Cam Lindsey was at the Penn State Whiteout game this weekend 👀🤔😳
— WPIAL Insider (@WPIAL_Insider) September 26, 2023
Finally, some good news for Pitt as it appears this tweet is nothing to worry about.
Pittsburgh Sports Now was in touch with Lindsey this morning and he cleared things up.
While Lindsey admits that he was in State College over the weekend with some friends and teammates, there’s nothing to worry about in terms of Pitt.
“No, it’s nothing to worry about,” said Lindsey. “For me, I just wanted to go to the game.”
Lindsey tells me that while the Penn State staff has stayed in touch, wishing him luck before games and sending him this game invite, he’s happily committed to Pitt, and nothing has changed with them.
Sometimes more is made of this kind of thing than should be. Remember last year when Pitt 2024 4-star defensive tackle Jahsear Whittington made multiple gameday visits to Penn State. While some worried about a possible flip, it was simply a high school kid wanting to go check out another college game for free.
It’s the same situation with current Pitt 2024 3-star linebacker commit Jeremiah Marcelin. Earlier this season, the Miami native made a visit to check out Miami’s home game with Texas A&M. When PSN asked him about that, to paraphrase him, he laughed and said I love playing football and watching football. I got an invite to go watch a big game in my hometown. It’s that simple, I’m still committed to Pitt.
This is the stuff that happens when a program is struggling and until things get turned out, expect more stories like this surface as other programs will no doubt be looking to pounce on Pitt and flip some of their 2024 recruits.
It’s the business of college football.
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— Cameron (@cx_lindsey) September 26, 2023