UF Commit Pittman Discusses Notre Dame Visit

North Marion High (Citra, Fla.) receiver and Florida commit Latroy Pittman made an official visit to Notre Dame last weekend to watch the Irish play Navy, and meet with the coaching staff. He spoke with Scout.com about his visit, and disclosed where his commitment with Florida stands.

Latroy Pittman enjoyed his official visit to Notre Dame for last week's Navy game, but the receiver from North Marion High (Citra, Fla.) returned to the Sunshine State the same way he left.

"I am 100% committed to the University of Florida and that's no secret," the 6-foot-1, 185-pound Pittman told Scout.com's Jason Higdon.

Pittman made the visit because of a promise he made years ago to Irish assistant coach Tim Hinton.

When Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly was at Cincinnati, where Hinton was on his staff, Pittman's first offer came from Hinton. When Hinton moved with Kelly to Notre Dame, Pittman's recruitment continued, and he promised the staff he would make a visit.

Visiting for the Navy game was payoff.

"Once I got up there, I met with some of the coaches, including Kelly and the wide receiver coach, coach (Tony) Alford," Pittman told Higdon. "I went and rested at the hotel and relaxed. After that I had an academic meeting, and things like that."

Pittman arrived on campus Friday, and Saturday he headed to experienced the frenzied pre-game atmosphere on the Notre Dame campus.

"I got up and ate breakfast and talked to coach Kelly 1-on-1, and after that I went to watch some highlights, and then headed over to the stadium and watched the game," Pittman said. " It was crazy just seeing the game. When they scored a touchdown the fans were picking up people and throwing them in the air."

Pittman was just an observer. He became a surprising participant.

"When they picked me up, I was like, ‘What is going on?' " Pittman told Higdon. "It was crazy, man. It was crazy. All I could do was laugh."

Since it was an afternoon game, Pittman had the opportunity to spend plenty of time with the Irish players afterward.

"I was hanging out with the players after the game and was telling them how I felt about things," Pittman told Higdon.

As of now, Pittman does not have any other official visits set up.

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