Dintino Eager For Official Visit

Connor Dintino shows he's pretty eager to get to Pitt. He came in for the Pitt-Miami game, had his in-home visit this week, and is scheduled to be back for his official visit this weekend.

Connor Dintino has been committed to Pittsburgh since June. This past weekend, he took an 11-hour drive to Pittsburgh with his family for the Miami game.

He'll be back this weekend too, to take his official visit.

Despite Friday's loss to Miami, Dintino liked what he saw.

"I thought it was really cool," Dintino said. "I've been to Pittsburgh a few other times, this was the first time I could really sit down and walk around the city. I sat down with the coaches a day after. I know the game didn't go the way everyone planned, but it's a young team. They're building up, and it's cool to know I'll be a part of it."

Dintino feels even with this 6-6 team, he feels they weren't too far off from being 7-5, or even 8-4--all the more inspiring to him, for being a young team.

"When I was talking to the coaches, every game they were prepared for," Dintino said. "Navy and Georgia Tech, they could have had. The only game they were never in was Florida State. They need their players, the right people to fit their system. It's going to be a lot different in a few years once Coach Chryst gets his own guys in there."

Dintino was initially recruited by defensive ends coach John Palermo. He said that, and the simple fact that Pitt wanted him for defense was enough to sell him on Pitt.

"Every other school I got recruited by was for offense," Dintino said. "Coach Palermo liked my tape. I really liked him a lot from the first time I met him. A lot of the schools recruiting me were honest, but he had an even different approach. I think that's what Pittsburgh is all about."

Another perk of coming in last weekend, aside from his upcoming official visit, was just getting to meet other commits in his class.

"I met Michael Grimm, it was nice meeting him," Dintino said. "I got to meet Chris James and Quitin Wirginis. It was real nice to talk to Wirginis because he tore his labrum to, and I was getting some feedback from him, how to rehab."

Dintino also had his home visit this week. It's a quick turnaround, but he's looking forward to coming back in for his official visit.

"My parents liked it a lot, it's a really interesting city,"Dintino said. "We just missed the city's light-up ceremony. It was pretty cool walking downtown, and seeing the ice skating rink. They have one of those set up in Boston, too. My little sisters are to going to go crazy about that."

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