Camp Hill (Pa.) Trinity massive offensive tackle R.J. Dill took an unofficial visit just before spring break to one of the in-state schools. The 6-foot-8, 295-pounder was impressed with his trip.
"I took a visit to Pittsburgh last Thursday before Easter," he said. "It was good. I really liked the facilities and it was interesting how they shared the same stuff with the Steelers although players weren't allowed to go to the other side of the field where the NFL guys are because of NCAA rules."
Dill discussed what he did in Pittsburgh for the day.
"Mostly I watched practice and met the coaches and players," he said. "The coaches told me that they'll be there until they retire which is a huge plus. It was also interesting meeting Aaron Berry and LeSean McCoy. They were laid back more than others and it seemed like a place I could fit in and I can say it was one of my better visits. I really liked it.
"After meeting them, I went to practice and it was good. I could tell I'd be the tallest offensive linemen they'd have if I chose to go there. From what I saw in the practice, it was very intense and the indoor facility was nice too. Overall it'd be nice to stay close to home and watch my little brother and I like being close to a bigger city so I can have fun on the weekends."
Obviously Dill enjoyed the visit, but he still doesn't hold an offer from the Panthers.
"Coach Dunn told me he really liked my film, but they are only taking three offensive linemen this year," he said. "He did tell me something my happen in May, but that's not sure. I am considering a summer camp there. I can say that I did like coach Dunn. He's a genuine guy that is straight forward."
Dill plans to attend the upcoming Nike Camp in Columbus and is considering heading to Pittsburgh and Maryland for upcoming spring games.