Pittsburgh picked up a commitment from tight end Scott Orndoff (Pittsburgh/Seton-La Salle) earlier this week, but that did not stop new Panthers coach Paul Chryst from offering another tight end.
Greg Hart (Kettering, Ohio/Archbishop Alter) picked up an offer from Pitt on Wednesday.
“Coach [Joe] Rudolph was at Wisconsin as the tight end coach, and I went to camp at Wisconsin going into my junior year,” Hart explained. “He always liked the way I played. He said he’s been watching me, been evaluating my stuff. They offered another tight end who committed already, and I’m the only other tight end they offer not committed. That was cool.”
Hart isn’t afraid of going to a school that is taking more than one tight end. He said most schools recruiting him want to sign two tight ends. Not to mention, Hart knows Orndoff from that Wisconsin camp and have exchanged texts recently.
Hart said he and Orndoff could be good complement each other.
“I feel likes he’s bigger but I feel like I can get down the field – I’m more of a catching guy,” Hart said. “He’s a lot bigger but can still run real well.”
Hart plans to make it out to Pittsburgh soon, and he recently came back from his second visit to Northwestern. The Wildcats offered Hart on his latest visit.
“I was real impressed with their practice – real fast pace and energetic. They’re into it like a game. Coach [Pat] Fitzgerald has a lot of passion. It’s awesome to see how the coaches are so involved,” Hart said.
Northwestern likes to call one tight end a “Super back,” which is like a hybrid H-back. Hart feels that position fits him well.
“They have a tight end whose on the line and a Super back, who is someone my size who can line up anywhere,” Hart said. “I tihnk that position is awesome. You can do anything really – line up in a three-point, split out, in the slot or backfield.”
Hart still does not list any favorites but plans on narrowing his list down soon.