Breneman Checks Out Pitt

Camp Hill (PA) Cedar Cliff WR/TE Adam Breneman was in Pittsburgh for the Panthers' game against Cincinnati. He reports on that visit, as well as a couple of others he has over the next few weeks.

Adam Breneman has helped his Cedar Cliff team to an 8-2 record. This Friday, the Colts host Exeter in its opening playoff game. Through ten games, Breneman had 53 catches for 842 yards and eight touchdowns, an average of 15.8 yards a catch.

Saturday, Breneman took a trip to Pittsburgh. He was there to see Pitt—one of his more recent offers. Despite the Panthers losing 26-23 to Cincinnati, he was impressed with what he saw. The biggest thing for him on the trip was simply to meet more of the coaching staff.

"It was a great trip, it was a five-star visit," Breneman said. "The only coach I had previously met was (defensive line) coach (Paul) Randolph. He came by my high school. It was my first time meeting the entire coaching staff.

"I spent the entire time with coach (Todd) Graham, (receivers) coach (Mike) Norvell and (tight ends) coach (Tony) Dews. Those are the guys I'd be involved with—the position coaches and the head coach. I was impressed. I also spent some time with the AD (Steve Pederson). I spent a little bit of time with Ray Graham. It was a great fan atmosphere. I really liked the coaches."

In the game, Pitt let a 23-13 lead in the third quarter get away; largely in part to a pair of turnovers that Cincinnait converted into points. Despite the missed opportunities by the Pitt offense, Breneman took some positives from just watching the game.

"That's what my talk was about with coach Graham," Breneman said. "He was saying right now, what they like about me, is I have the ability to play receiver, tight end, kind of like an h-back. They need a guy that can block on the point of attack. That's one of the ways to get the ball.

"I love the offense; the high-octane offense. You can pick (the ball) up and go. I was very impressed."

A number of 2012 Pitt commits were also in attendance. Breneman said he didn't know too many of them when he got there, but by the end of the night, he had a pretty good idea of who some of them were.

"They only guy I had known from before was Marzett Geter," Breneman said. "He was on my 7-on-7 team. I talked with Chad Voytik and Adam Bisnowaty, those guys. I was texting with Chad about the visit. There's some great guys to talk to. They're pushing Pitt for me."

Breneman said he'd like to make his college choice by summer and definitely by the start of his senior season. Up next will be a trip to State College for the Penn State-Nebraska game this Saturday, and a trip to East Lansing for the Michigan State-Indiana game the following week.

"That's the reason I'm going out and seeing some of these schools," Breneman said. "I'm looking to develop relationships with some of these schools that will help me as I get closer to my decision. I don't want to drag my decision into my senior year. I definitely would like to do it in the summer, before my senior season starts."

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