Pitt hosted a number of juniors at its Saturday practice. One of them was Baldwin (PA) running back/defensive back Dorian Brown.
Brown—who will compete this spring and summer as a member of the Western PA Swag 7-on-7 team—said it was a little of practice, academics and talking with the coaches. Up first was the academic part, where Brown wanted to find out more about Pitt's computer science program.
"They gave us a speech, a lecture on the (academic) program, and the different types of programs," Brown said. "They had my major there. They had everything."
From there, it was a chance to watch spring practice before meeting with their respective position coach or recruiting coach. For Brown, it was just nice to see football in March.
"It's a higher level of practice than what my high school does, and it's pretty fun to watch," Brown added. "They were really smacking each other. Their spirits were up, and there were a couple of interceptions by the defense."
To close out the day, Brown met with Chris Haering—who interestingly coached against Brown just a few months ago, when Haering was the head coach at Mt. Lebanon—which is in the same conference as Baldwin.
"I never really saw him (against Mt. Lebanon), but when I started talking to him, it seemed like he knew a whole lot about me," Brown said. "We connected. He said they are interested in me, but they want to wait and see me at their camp."
As a member of the Western PA Swag team, Brown will be a part of several 7-on-7 passing camps at different schools, in addition to the Pitt prospect camp. He has also been to Ohio and Michigan State for unofficial visits, and is planning to get to Michigan for an unofficial visit.