Forget about Jamie Dixon… what about Elijah Zeise moving to LB??
Mike Vukovcan has this in his daily KDKA blog about two recruits saying thanks but no thanks to Pitt:
**Moving to football recruiting, 2 local players decided to go to Brian Kelly and Notre Dame. After visiting the campus this weekend, Central Catholic’s David Adams and Kurt Hinish both decided to commit to Notre Dame.
Both players had offers from Pitt but Adams is the real loss. I’ve said many times that I thought he should’ve been the #1 local target for Pat Narduzzi and his assistants. Adams is a tough, play-making middle linebacker that could’ve stepped in at Pitt from day one and play. That’s not going to be the case so it’s “next man up” on the recruiting board.
If you’re a Pitt fan and worried about a lack of recruiting news and local recruits going elsewhere, relax! First of all, it’s March and secondly, Narduzzi and his staff will bring in top end talent.
**A player that I think is a must get for Pitt is Beaver Falls DT Donovan Jeter. The 4-star player has Pitt high on his list but it would benefit Pitt if they could get a commitment from him soon.
Huh, I just looked at the updated roster for 2016 and noticed that contrary as in the past we now have 20 rsSR and SR players… and all of them are on scholarship. Looks like the Pitt team is growing up after all those players were purged by Chryst over the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Coach Pat Narduzzi Quote Sheet
“So we got practice number four in, a good practice. A good Tuesday practice, and we got some good meetings in. I think we cleaned up a lot of things from Saturday’s practice. I’m happy with how we’re progressing right now and where we are.”
On moving Elijah Zeise from wide receiver to linebacker:
“He’s a good athlete and I think we need him on defense. He’s a guy that can come in and play quality reps for us and he got a chance to start it today. We want the best 11 players from offense and defense on the field, so we have a chance to try it and we’ll see how it goes. We tried it out in bowl practice and knew he could do it. He actually had three straight tackles in a bowl practice period. He has a nose for the football, you see that on kickoffs and special teams. So we’re going to try it out. I think it’ll go well and you’re going to like it.”