Wide receiver Tamarcus Porter out of Pahokee, Fla. made the trek to Pittsburgh for an official visit with the Panthers this past weekend. We caught up with the 6-foot-0, 171-pounder to find out what he thought about his visit.
"I went up yesterday and came in late and went straight to dinner with the team," he said. "Then I had a meeting with them before the game and we walked through the fans. During the game I sat behind the bench."
What were his thoughts on the Panthers opener?
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"I felt like they could have beaten Notre Dame if they kept up the intensity they had on the first drive," he said. "They should have won. I saw during the game that I can come in here and get some immediate playing time either as a cornerback or receiver. The game didn't sway me either way, I know they could have won and I still feel the same about them as I did before because I know they have great facilities and it's a beautiful city and area."
In some ways, the visit seems to have drawn Porter closer to Pittsburgh.
"It did sway me a little closer to them because I got more of a chance to talk to all the coaches and I got to know them better," he said. "It really made me more interested as I know all the coaches are really nice guys. I'd rate the visit an 8.5, it's only down a point because they didn't win the game."
When calling the three-star prospect, Porter mentioned he was accompanied by Pittsburgh commits Ricky Gary and Dexter Davidson.
"They both are trying to get me to commit there and it's cool."
Porter just finished his second game of the season on Friday.
"Last week we won the kickoff classic and I had four catches for 79 yards, I also added a punt return for a touchdown," he said. "This week I had 65 yards receiving and one touchdown in a loss. I felt like I didn't do all I could since we lost the game. I felt like I could have done something better."
Last season the No. 56 receiver in the country hauled in 200 yards receiving for one touchdown. He added 53 tackles, seven interceptions and 10 deflections on defense.