A bit of a rarity, Pittsburgh held its junior day last week, still with just a few days before National Signing Day for the 2014 class.
One of the more prominent local juniors in attendance was North Catholic's P.J. Fulmore, an athlete who is off to a running start in developing a rapport with the Pitt coaching staff.
Fulmore already camped at Pitt over the summer, and took two unofficial visits this fall.
"They said they're looking at me, and they want me to go to camp," Fulmore said. "I really like the Pitt coaches, and really liked the junior day."
The recruits were able to take in the Pitt-Virginia basketball game. It also included meeting with the coaches on a one-on-one basis, touring the facilities and getting a brief academic overview.
"Pitt, it was real nice," Fulmore added. "We all met there, they took us through facility, then went over to Pitt basketball game, it was just nice. It was more personalized, getting a chance to talk to all the coaches. I got to hang out with Tre Tipton and Brett Brumbaugh."
Fulmore adds that he'd like to get back in the spring to watch the team practice, and will definitely be camping at Pitt. Pitt took 11 of its 23 signees as commits after watching them workout at one of their prospect camps last summer.
In addition to Pitt, Fulmore has heard from Princeton, Duquesne, Temple and Toledo. Western Michigan recently jumped into the mix, with former Pitt quarterback and graduate assistant Luke Getsy expressing some interest.
Also this winter, Fulmore is enjoying celebrating his team's 16-0 state championship season. He rushed for overall 1,200 yards and scored 14 touchdowns, highlighting his school's first ever state title.
"Everywhere you go, see you see people wearing North Catholic stuff, we're even getting rings made," Fulmore said. "All of our skill positions were basically juniors, so we're getting a lot of them back. We had a lot of seniors on our line, but we have some good young guys coming up. We should be able to make a run again."