Pitt Offers Kelce

University Heights, Ohio two-sport standout Travis Kelce already held four scholarship offers going into last week, but picked up a big one from Pittsburgh before the weekend, bringing his total to five in recruiting so far. While Kelce tries to figure out which sport he would prefer to play in college, Pittsburgh is hoping that he will opt for the gridiron at the next level.

Travis Kelce has a big frame at 6-foot-5, 233 pounds, so it comes as no surprise that schools are recruiting him as both a tight end and a quarterback so far in the process. Right now he holds offers from Kansas, Eastern Michigan, Akron, Miami (OH) and Pittsburgh and would like to play basketball at the collegiate level as well. We spoke with the Cleveland Heights High School quarterback recently to get his feedback on his latest offer from the Panthers.

"Pittsburgh offered me last Thursday," Kelce said. "I was told to call Coach Dave Wannstedt because he had some good news for me and when I reached him he told me I had a scholarship offer to play quarterback for Pittsburgh. He said the original intent was to offer me at tight end because they had just recruited Pat Bostick last season, however after seeing me on film this year they now like me at quarterback. If that doesn't work out, they know I have the frame and athleticism to move out to tight end."

"Right now the plan is to get to Pittsburgh for a visit and I am definitely going to try and get there for their game against Cincinnati because my brother currently plays center there and my whole family will be in attendance," Kelce explained. "I was at Pittsburgh to watch them play Notre Dame as a sophomore and liked it a lot, but I want to get a feel for it as a recruit this time."

Kelce went on to talk about some of the things he likes about both the university and the city of Pittsburgh itself.

"I like the city because it's a fun place and actually reminds me a lot of Cleveland, so I don't think I would get homesick easily," Kelce stated. "It is only two hours away from home and I can see in the coaching staff that Pittsburgh is a program on the rise. I really like all of those guys and that is the key for me as I want to be at a place where I have full trust in the people I will be playing for."

Kelce is also a standout on the basketball court, where he averages 17 points, 10 rebounds and six assists per game and while all four other schools have told him they would be fine with him playing both sports, he has yet to bring it up to the Pittsburgh staff.

"I am going to talk to Coach Wannstedt about that soon. I would like to play basketball too and am about 50-50 on which sport I prefer to play at the next level, so that is something I will have to find out from him."

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