The Pitt coaching staff is combing through the high school ranks for the top talent in the Keystone State and they're impressed with Allison Park (Pa.) Hampton defensive end Jordan Paskorz.
So impressed, in fact, that the Panthers decided to offer the 6-foot-3, 225-pound prospect recently.
"I got my first offer from Pitt," Paskorz recalled recently. "I'm pretty excited. I got that at their junior day. I talked to coach (Dave) Wannstedt and he said they feel I'm scholarship-worthy.
"I think it's just great. It's a local school, the football program is doing good and academically it's good as well."
Did he think about committing?
"I'm still going to visit a couple of other schools," he said. "They're absolutely at the top, but I want to visit Michigan, probably North Carolina and maybe Purdue or Vanderbilt.
"I might want to visit Minnesota, too. I just talked to coach John Butler from Minnesota and they're getting close to offering."