At 6-4, 195, Lamont Baldwin is already a big target for his Archbishop Carroll team. The junior receiver blocked a field goal in his first game, and had three receptions in his team's 50-6 win over St. Mary's Ryken this past Friday night. Saturday morning, he was up and out the door to make it in time for Pitt's 1 pm kickoff against New Hampshire.
Though Pitt hasn't offered, there seems to be some interest on both sides. Baldwin adds of all schools that have contacted him, Pitt seems to be the closest to offering.
"Pitt is the closest stage of doing that," Baldwin said. "I took my unofficial visit Saturday, and it was great. I loved it."
A big part of his early interest is the coach who recruits his area, who would happen to also be his position coach--Turner. He met Turner briefly at Pitt's prospect camp this summer, then has been able to finally talk to him, as of September 1.
"We have a good relationship," Baldwin said. "We joke around, but he compares me to Jon Baldwin, who goes to Pitt. We have a really good relationship, but he‘s more of friend than he is a recruiter."
One thing he likes about Pitt, is the way they throw the football. That much was evident in the second half, when Pitt quarterback Tino Sunseri attempted nine consecutive passes to start the second half, which resulted in a 56-yard touchdown pass to Jon Baldwin.
"I loved it," Baldwin said. "They threw the ball. I like how they threw throughout the game. I like how the team is together. It just seems like home to me."
He especially liked, and related to, Jon Baldwin's touchdown.
"With a play like that, he took a good seven-yard out route, and turned it in to a 56-yard touchdown," Baldwin said. "He really showed off some of the things he can do--his ball awarernees, he showed how to keep himself in bounds.
"I talked to him after game. It was a receiver thing. He was telling me about the recruiting thing, why he picked at Pitt. He said he'd like it if I wore his number, at 82. In 2012 he'd be senior, I'd be freshman."