Pitt Offers TE Virbitsky

Pittsburgh has missed out on several tight end targets in Hubie Graham, Nic DiLillo and Mark Wedderburn this recruiting season while thriving in several other areas. Recently the Panther staff made another attempt to land a tight end by going in-state for Jermyn, Pa., native Justin Virbitsky, a player that has been successful on both sides of the ball during his high school career.

Justin Virbitsky had seen his recruiting stall for quite some time until recently when Pittsburgh came into the picture with an official offer for the 6-foot-4, 240-pound athlete. He also holds offers from Duke, Buffalo, Temple and Akron, however he has no time table for a decision at this point.

"Pittsburgh actually offered me a few weeks ago to play tight end from them and I was extremely excited to get an offer from them," Virbitsky explained. "I like a lot about the Pitt program, especially the coaching staff who has been great with me so far throughout the recruiting process. I have an official visit set up to go see the campus again on January 12th."

"When I went out there this summer I really liked things and felt comfortable with the whole setting," Virbitsky added. "The facilities really stood out to me as everything was top of the line. I thought it was really cool that they lifted and practiced right next to the Steelers."

Virbitsky and his Lakeland High School teammates finished the season 8-4. Right now he claims to talk to Duke, Pittsburgh and Buffalo the most, has no other official visits set up and claims no leaders.

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