When trying to recruit prime targets, the aim of any program is to get these gamers on campus for an unofficial go to.
This enables the recruit to have a a lot better perspective of the atmosphere and expertise issues similar to visiting the campus, seeing the services with their very own eyes and hanging out and speaking with gamers and coaches. And not using a go to, it’s very tough for any staff to have a practical probability of getting a committing from that participant.
An ideal instance of that is what occurred over the past two days with Braydon Lee.
Lee is an elite sophomore from Higher Marlboro, Maryland and has a formidable checklist of affords from packages like Alabama, Boson School, Maryland, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
The 6-foot-1, 165-pound cornerback traveled to Pittsburgh on Monday for a two-day unofficial go to to the Pitt program. Regardless of being recruited by Andre Powell for over a yr, Pitt was simply one other staff recruiting him and nothing actually stood out about them to him. Nonetheless, on the finish of his go to, Lee now not had that opinion about Pitt.
Pittsburgh Sports activities Now spoke with Lee as he traveled again to Maryland and received the highlights of his keep in Pittsburgh and on the prime of that checklist was the interplay he was capable of have with Powell, Archie Collins and Cory Sanders.
“Coach Powell and I have been building a relationship for over a year now,” stated Lee. “We even have been speaking earlier than I even performed my first highschool recreation as a sophomore. Our relationship has been constructing and grew much more when he provided me like three or 4 months in the past. I’m glad that we had been each capable of get time in our schedules for me to return up for a go to and get an understanding of how issues are completed down at Pitt.
“I absolutely loved my two days at Pitt,” Lee stated. “I got to talk with a lot of the coaching staff, coach Collins, coach Sanders and coach Narduzzi. I got to speak to those guys, and they really loved me. I really like coach Collins, I got to sit down in his office and talked about football and life. We broke down some plays and different types of coverages and he even watched some of my film. He told me some things that he loved about me and some things that I can work on, which is something that was very unique. I absolutely love coach Collins and feel like I can definitely see myself playing for him and can see myself playing for Pitt. I got to meet a lot of the players; they were so chill. They were treating me like I was already signed and committed there. It just felt like home.”
Most participant’s final aim is to make it to the NFL sooner or later, and Lee discovered that by taking part in at Pitt as a defensive again, that’s a practical choice.
“Coach Collins talked to me about how they produce NFL-type defensive backs every single year,” stated Lee. “That’s not just something he said to make me feel good about the school, that’s something that he showed me the players, the awards and the analytics. Coach Collins definitely knows how to properly develop NFL-type players and gets them ready for the next level. That’s big.”
When asking Lee about one thing that shocked or impressed him most about his two days, he gave an fascinating reply and one thing that may little doubt make the Pitt coaches really feel good.
“Going into my visit, I really didn’t think that I was going to enjoy myself that much,” Lee stated. “But I really felt comfortable with the players and the coaching staff. Pitt felt like home to me. Coach Collins treated me so good and treated me like one of his guys, one of his players. Because of this, I really could see myself going there. With coach Collins, the tradition that Pitt has, how the people in Pittsburgh love their football, I just absolutely loved everything.”
That’s actually encouraging for Pitt, however Lee’s recruitment isn’t over. He tells PSN that he has upcoming visits deliberate to Alabama, Penn State, South Carolina. Lee additionally mentions that he’s presently receiving heavy curiosity from Clemson and Georgia.