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Rising 2025 3-Star DE ‘Truly Appreciated’ A Visit from Pitt Staff

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Over the last couple of weeks, plenty of things have taken place between Julian “JuJu” Anderson the Pitt Panthers.

It all started on April 25, when the three-star defensive end from Blair Academy in New Jersey received an offer from defensive line coach Tim Daoust. A few days later, Anderson announced that he’d be traveling to Pittsburgh for an official visit on June 20-22.

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The latest happening took place yesterday, as Anderson received an in-person visit from Daoust, who worked Anderson out and continued to build upon a steady relationship.

“It was a really good interaction with Coach (Daoust) as he really got to meet me, along with my parents,” Anderson told PSN. “We talked for over 30 minutes and they got to watch me workout. He seems like a really great guy. I really like him and what he brings to the table. He just arrived at Pitt, so I look forward to building my relationship with him.”

Up until Monday, every conversation between Anderson and Daoust had been on the phone, so having the opportunity to talk face-to-face was different and something Anderson appreciated and felt was important.

“I think both phone and in-person conversations are important, but I truly appreciate him taking the time to come see me, it really means the world to me and attempting to build our relationship is important,” Anderson said. “Keeping in touch through over the phone was good but nothing beats a face-to-face talk and a handshake. I appreciate Coach Daoust taking the time out to come visit.

“Coming out allowed him to see me work out and I guess you can say, ‘test drive the new car.’”

Along with Pitt, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound defensive end holds offers from UConn, Western Kentucky, Boston College, Appalachian State, Syracuse, Central Michigan, Duke, West Virginia and Navy. While he also plays wide receiver, Anderson is getting recruited by these schools as a pass-rushing defensive end.

“They (Pitt) like me as an athlete,” said Anderson. “They see me getting better, being able to play in space but really having the ability to get off the line and get to the quarterback or whatever.”

Anderson told PSN that, “God has a plan for me, and that he’s looking forward to June,” and having the chance to start making his official visits.

At this point, Pitt is the only one that he’s scheduled but that will change soon.

Anderson said that Boston College is coming to visit him, Rutgers and UConn stopped by last week and he’s hearing a lot from Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Western Kentucky, Duke and Syracuse.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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