Madison (Wisc.) Memorial three-star wide receiver Jester Weah has had consistent contact with coaches at the University of Pittsburgh over the last several months, but he was not expecting the call he received from them this weekend.
"I was at this English workshop I go to on the weekend, and during the workshop I got a call from the wide receivers coach from Pittsburgh and had a little chat before their game," Weah said. "It meant a lot and he told me they were real interested in me."
The call came shortly before Pitt took the field against national title contender Notre Dame, a game that would go into three overtimes. Weah does not yet hold an offer from Pitt, but the Panther's interest appears to be ramping up in the 6-foot-3, 197-pound receiver.
"He wants me to come up there in a couple weeks when they play Rutgers and see how I like the game experience," Weah said. "That will be an unofficial; they want me to take an official in December, I believe."
Prior to Saturday's phone call from receivers coach Bobby Engram, Weah had most often been in contact with area recruiter Joe Rudolph.
Weah does hold a number of offers from schools like Bowling Green, Colorado State, Eastern Michigan, Ohio and Wyoming. He is tentatively planning to take official visits out to Colorado State and Wyoming.
Additional schools like Illinois, Iowa State, Minnesota and Wisconsin. He has been a frequent visitors to Wisconsin's campus this fall.
"The Badgers, I usually go to their home games," Weah said. "Coach Zach Azzanni said he really likes me as a receiver, but I honestly don't know [about an offer]. They might surprise me. That would mean a lot to have my family and friends come watch me play."
Weah's senior season is now complete and he finished the year with 39 receptions for 799 yards and eight touchdowns.