Adam DePietro is a 6-4, 250-pound offensive lineman out of Lancaster Catholic. DePietro already had some impressive offers in Boston College, Northwestern, Rutgers and West Virginia. Friday, the night before an unofficial visit to Pitt's spring practice on Saturday, in-state Pitt came knocking.
"Friday night, the offer came through," DePietro said. "My visit was awesome. I loved everything about it. I got to meet the new coaching staff. I was really impressed with what they had to offer."
One of the biggest things is that DePietro is not just getting recruited by one coach. It sounds more like a group effort, which makes him feel all the more welcome.
"My area recruiter is Mike Norvell, the receivers coach, but I've also talked with (offensive line) coach (Spencer) Leftwich and (head) coach (Todd) Graham," DePietro said. "It was awesome. I sat down and talked with all the coaches, they showed me around, and I even went in to Coach Graham's office. He told me what he was all about. It was a great conversation."
Aside from a good impression of the coaching staff, DePietro got a good first impression of the ‘high-octane' offense, especially after getting a chance to see it in person in practice Saturday.
"The offense, it's different," DePietro said. "It's very high-paced. It's no-huddle, it's 80 plays a game. It looks real intense, but it looks like they'll have a lot of fun with it.
"It looks like they're going to run the ball. There's definitely a lot of athleticism (with the offensive line), especially if you're going to run 80 plays a game. It's real intense, and it looks like a lot of fun to play in. It's a big mix of different things to be successful in."
Overall, though, DePietro's visit this past weekend sounds like a success.
"I definitely had a good (first) impression," DePietro said. "I'm not sure when I'll get back up there, but I absolutely loved it. I got a great feeling from there. Coach Graham seems like an awesome guy. He's someone I'd love to play for, for sure."
DePietro will head to Northwestern for an unofficial visit on April 2, and will also head to Rutgers this Wednesday.