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Pitt Offer ‘Unexpected’ for Michigan Dual-Threat QB



When the first Power 4 offer rolled in for a 2025 quarterback prospect out of Michigan, he was caught off guard.

“I didn’t think it was real,” they told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I was extremely shocked and not expecting the offer at all.”

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That offer came from Pitt and was extended to Brighton High School product Lawrence Wells.

“It means a lot to me that they were my first P4 offer,” Wells said. “Since they saw my talent early, I will definitely remember that as my recruiting process goes on.”

Wells had good reason to be surprised after the Panthers slowed down their efforts recruiting the two-star athlete, according to

“My relationship with the coaches has been pretty good. I’ve been talking to them since August and they stopped for a while, so I thought they weren’t recruiting me anymore. This was pretty unexpected for me.”

Pitt’s ability to offer first-class amenities and its past history has impacted Wells’ outlook on the program.

“My thoughts on Pitt are very high,” he said. “They have extremely nice facilities and they have sent a lot of athletes to the NFL.”

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound dual-threat quarterback compares his play to those of successful dual-threat athletes from the past.

“I try to mirror my play like Lamar Jackson or even Tim Tebow,” Wells said. “Those are the people I watch a lot and try to mimic.”

Pitt now joins an offer list that includes Ball State, along with fellow Western Pennsylvania program, Robert Morris, which became his first offer back in November.

“RMU was my first Division I offer, so they will always hold a good spot in my recruitment,” Wells said. “I love the campus and I really do like the coaching staff a lot.”

While Pitt and RMU have made strides to lure Wells to the respective programs, the Brighton, Michigan native is waiting for a nearby school to extend an offer.

“Right now, my other top choice is Michigan State,” Wells said. “They haven’t offered me yet, but when they do, it will be a top choice for me.”


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1 month ago

If he is waiting for an msu offer, then if I’m pitt why waist your time and offer,I’d take the offer back

1 month ago
Reply to  Terry

This isn’t kindergarten. This kind of stuff happens in recruiting. No reason to burn the bridge.

Hypothetical here, what if this guy turns out to be good, goes to msu but gets buried on the depth chart? Maybe he has 2nd thoughts later. He’s a potential portal guy at worst.

1 month ago
Reply to  Terry

I’m expecting PITT to bounce back this season. MSU on the other hand is mired in problems beyond the field. It’s good to stay in contact with this young man.

1 month ago
Reply to  Tim

So if he’s buried on the depth chart at msu why would pitt want him

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