New Jersey TE's Busy Summer Continues

Pitt has six offers, according to the Scout.com database, extended to tight ends. They already have a commitment from Sam Collura, and three of the other five offered have committed elsewhere. Red Bank Catholic (NJ) tight end Jack Tabb has offers from five of the six BCS conferences, and today, he reports on where Pitt stands.

Jack Tabb only had seven catches for 177 yards and two touchdowns as a junior, but apparently, colleges didn't need to see too much to decide in offering the 6-4, 220-pound standout. Tabb earned first-team all-Monmouth county honors as a junior. Already this summer, Tabb has taken unofficial visits to Boston College, Penn State, Maryland and West Virginia. He is also slated for one more final trip this summer to Florida.

Also on his travel agenda was Pittsburgh. Tabb spent a day checking out the facilities and the campus, and came away very impressed with what he saw--once he got there, of course.

"We had a hard time getting through Pittsburgh with the GPS," Tabb said, of getting into town. "When we got there, we got the tour and got to see the fields. It was all pretty cool. Then, we went upstairs (in the practice facility, and took a tour of the meeting rooms, the Hall of Fame room."

But, that wasn't the best part of seeing the upstairs part of the facility.

"Then, I met with Coach Wannstedt," Tabb said. "That was awesome. I didn't know he was that big. We went to go see Heinz Field, and both locker rooms. We came back, and saw the indoor fields too. That was about it."

Tabb said he also took a brief tour of campus, which included a trip to the top of the Cathedral of Learning. It was after the campus tour, the facilities tour, where his next stop probably gives a clue as to how highly thought of Tabb is. Though he enjoyed the facilities, his meeting with offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti was his favorite stop of the whole day.

"I really enjoyed when we met with offensive coordinator, Frank Cignetti," Tabb added. "We met for 30 to 45 minutes. That was the favorite part. He showed me how involved the tight end is in the Pittsburgh offense."

He was able to identify how valuable 2010 grads Dorin Dickerson and Nate Byham were, and why they were NFL draft picks in April.

"Dickerson was an absolute freak," Tabb added. "Byham is awesome too."

Tabb has the unofficial trip to Florida coming up, but says Pitt is one of the schools he is taking a serious look at.

"Absolutely, I like Pittsburgh a lot," Tabb said. "Right now, I'm in the process of seeing some other schools. Hopefully I'll make a decision soon. If I don't make a decision before the season, if it doesn't happen, I'll wait until after the season."

One more ringing endorsement came in the way that Jeff Hafley has been recruiting him.

"He's great, Coach Hafley is a really good recruiter," Tabb said. "We talk very often. He's knowledgeable. He's doing a good job with Max Issaka. Me and (Issaka) are pretty close."

Tabb also said he is close with Pitt quarterback commit Gary Nova, who threw two touchdown passes to him at the Boston College prospect camp awhile back.


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