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Pitt All 105: OL Ryan Carretta Provides Depth on the Interior



Pitt offensive lineman Ryan Carretta

All 105 is a Pittsburgh Sports Now series profiling each of the 105 members of the Pitt 2024 training camp roster. 

Ryan Carretta, a redshirt freshman offensive lineman from St. Charles Prep in Galena, Ohio.

2023 season: Carretta redshirted and did not play in any games during his true freshman season

Stats: Carretta has not recorded any stats during his brief Pitt career but isn’t far removed from a standout senior season at St. Charles, earning first-team All-Ohio Division II honors

Camp outlook: Carretta doesn’t have much college experience, but he should work with the 2s and 3s pretty heavily in camp

Projected role: Carretta arrived as a solid recruit with versatility across the line, and it appears he’s sliding into a more secure positioning with the interior linemen. He isn’t in line to start but should provide depth this season

Ryan Carretta (6-foot-5, 305 pounds) initially committed to Pitt over offers from Akron, Central Michigan, Duke, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami (Oh.), Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Tennessee, Toledo and West Virginia.

Pitt has a solid mix of veteran and youthful options on the interior of the offensive line, including Ryan Jacoby, Jason Collier Jr., BJ Williams and Terrence Enos Jr., but Carretta is in the mix.

I don’t think Carretta is in line for a major role in 2024, barring injuries ahead of him, but he’s certainly a name to watch for the future of the Panthers’ offensive line.

“Probably an interior offensive lineman,” Pat Narduzzi said on NSD in 2023. “He’s a 6-foot-5, 300-pound monster from Galena, Ohio. … He’s smart. Really everything we want. A few Big Ten teams on this guy. He was a battle in the summer to get. One of the keys was Ryan Manalac, our linebacker coach has that area.

“He’s from that area. And he coached his brother Ryan at Bucknell. So, he had a really, really good prior relationship with that family. And that was crucial in, you know, in the trust level of his parents sending him to Pitt. So, we thank Coach Manalac, but you know, the Carretta family for choosing us.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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