Grimm Excited About Pitt's Progression

Michael Grimm was one of the dozens of recruits in the stands to watch Pitt's win over Notre Dame. He's been committed to Pitt for awhile, and is even more impressed following Saturday's 28-21 win.

Michael Grimm has been committed to Pittsburgh since June. He's been to a few of the games this fall. Not that he needed Saturday's win to impress him any more about the program, but it did.

"It was pretty ridiculous," Grimm said. "This year, there were a couple games that looked pretty rough. I still love the school. It definitely makes it all the better to beat Notre Dame, and they have a good chance to win Saturday, too."

It was a game that served as a signature win, but also the first big-win experience for a lot of the young players on the roster. Up until now, the experience for a lot of the younger players has been about some day competing, or making a statement win. Saturday was that first step.

Grimm says those sentiments were echoed in the stands with him, and several of the other 2014 commits.

"We all kind of committed at the same time," Grimm said. "I've talked to Dennis Briggs a couple times, talked to [Rori] Blair of course, at the Upper St. Clair game and just seeing him around. I've talked to Connor Dintino a couple times, and Shane Roy, as well."

One thing that definitely stood out to him, paying close attention to it, was watching Pitt's offensive line play. Just one sack allowed, as well as paving the way for 23 first downs and two rushing touchdowns for James Conner.

"It's definitely really exciting," Grimm added. "They'll still have a lot of those same guys (next year). They ran the ball really well. It just goes to show what Coach Heuber can do with these guys."

Grimm expects to take his official visit in January. While he's already turned his focus to training and lifting weights to get started at Pitt in June, he's received some interest from a couple of all-star games.

"I think I'm definitely playing in the West Coast Bowl, but I'm not too sure," Grimm said. "I talked to the Chesapeake Bowl last night, they kind of want me too. I kind of want to do one, but I've already started lifting. I want to start getting back in the swing of things so I'm ready to go in June."

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