Aaron Reese has been committed to Pitt since the spring game. He's come for a few unofficial visits since then, including a couple of games in the fall.
Therefore, his official visit was more about just taking an extra visit, and getting a chance to visit with some of the other commits in his class--many of whom he knows pretty well.
"I liked being to able hang out with all the players, and just getting to know them better," Reese said. "It's always good to be here."
Adam Bisnowaty, who will be a redshirt freshman offensive tackle in 2013, was his host. Reese said it couldn't have been better having another offensive lineman as his host for the weekend.
"It was great, just getting a better idea of what to expect," Reese said. "He was cool, and all the players were. 'Bis' was real helpful."
Reese also had the chance to visit with a few of the other committed prospects, such as Zach Challingsworth, Matt Galambos and Jaymar Parrish. With the current class of 25 players, Reese says everyone has been able to get to know each other, and he likes the fact there's someone at virtually every position coming in with this class.
"I like having the variety of players," Reese said. "There are so many of us, and it's cool to think there's so many (true freshmen or redshirt freshmen) that make up the whole team."
If the season were to start today, 39 of the available 85 scholarship players would be redshirt or true freshmen.
Reese said he also had a chance to meet with offensive line coach Jim Hueber, someone he's looking very forward to playing under. Hueber had a tall task in his first year at Pitt, barely having a two-deep. In 2013, Hueber will have enough bodies to go three-deep, if he wants to. At the very least, it should create more competition at all the spots on the offensive line.
"He's really great, I like him," Reese said of Hueber. "He's got a great sense of humor, he's down to earth, and he's truthful. Right now, they're probably going to start me off at tackle. I'm sure it could change, but for now I'm at tackle."
Aaron Reese was the second player to commit to Paul Chryst's 2013 recruiting class. He is one of five offensive line commits in this class, and is looking forward to playing under offensive line coach Jim Hueber.