Penn Hills 2024 QB Julian Dugger Continues Pitt Relationship With Junior Day Go to
Julian Dugger may be very conversant in Pitt, contemplating he’s the star quarterback at Penn Hills Excessive College, however Saturday’s Junior Day go to allowed him a brand new view.
“I had a good time,” Dugger advised PSN. “I acquired to see different folks, it wasn’t simply me and a few different those that I knew. It was extra coaches interacting, it wasn’t simply Karlo (Zovko) or only a couple coaches. A lot of the workers was there, and I acquired to work together with them.”
Dugger, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound quarterback from Penn Hills, initially picked up a proposal from Pitt final Might. As a hometown child, he’s been across the program for camps and 7-on-7, however Saturday was his most in-depth but.
Dugger was nonetheless in a position to meet up with Pitt’s assistant director of participant personnel, however he additionally was in a position to spend extra time with head coach Pat Narduzzi and offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti Jr., too.
“I believe (Cignetti’s) an excellent coach,” Dugger stated. “I requested him a query, like, ‘What are you in search of in a quarterback?’ And he advised me first, a quarterback that may clearly throw the ball, however he likes individuals who could make performs and get out of the pocket, and he stated he sees that in me.”
Because the beginning quarterback at Penn Hills in 2022, Dugger accomplished 73-of-130 go makes an attempt (56%) for 1,137 yards with 10 touchdowns and simply two interceptions. He additionally added 476 yards (7.1 yards per carry) and two touchdowns on 61 carries.
He’s a real dual-threat quarterback, and he did it proper in Pitt’s yard — at Aaron Donald’s highschool, after all.
The continued communication with Narduzzi, and particularly with Cignetti (who additionally serves as Pitt’s quarterbacks coach, after all), is a blessing for Dugger.
“It simply feels good, rising up watching Pitt, and truly to have an opportunity to play there someday simply seems like wonderful,” Dugger stated.
As of proper now, Dugger doesn’t have something deliberate for the summer season but. However he’ll seemingly make it again out to Pitt — at the very least for a camp or go to, and possibly for the spring sport in April.
In any case, Pitt has that feeling of dwelling for Dugger.
“I find it irresistible,” Dugger stated. “It seems like dwelling like I might go down there any time and all of the coaches love me.”
Dugger at present holds affords from Pitt, Massachusetts and Toledo, and he’s obtained curiosity from West Virginia and Wisconsin. A robust summer season might assist that curiosity blow up.
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**Pine-Richland 2023 3-star OL Ryan Cory made an unofficial go to on Thursday to Miami. Cory (6’4”, 280) holds Energy 5 presents from Pitt, Boston Faculty, Cincinnati, Duke, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Oregon, Penn State and West Virginia.
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Rider switch Nehemiah Benson tells TPR that he has obtained curiosity from:
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Duquesne Reaches Out To Boise Middle Switch Middle Burke Smith
The Duquesne Dukes are amongst a listing of groups which have reached out to Boise State middle Burke Smith.
In two seasons with Boise State, Smith hasn’t acquired a lot taking part in time, however the potential is actually there. This previous season, Smith performed in simply 10 video games and averaged simply 3.4 minutes per recreation.
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Smith is 6’11”, 230-pounds and is initially from Glen Allen, Virginia. Popping out of Trinity Episcopal Excessive College, Smith was a 3-star recruit as he led his group to a 104-18 report and 4 Virginia Prep League titles throughout his profession. As a senior, Smith averaged 14.4 factors, 7.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and a couple of.2 blocks per recreation. Regardless of his measurement, Smith shot 37.6% from 3-point vary and was one of many high capturing massive males in Virginia.
The Dukes shall be shedding measurement of their entrance court docket with the commencement of Austin Rotroff and Joe Reece, so Keith Dambrot shall be wanting so as to add some measurement to his 2023-24 roster.
Different faculties which have additionally reportedly reached out to Smith embody Michigan State, Richmond, Princeton, Florida Atlantic, Wyoming, Tulsa, East Carolina, Montana State and Florida Gulf Coast.
Duquesne Basketball Q&A With Dave Harper
With each Duquesne basketball seasons within the books, there may be now loads of time to look again on the peaks and valleys each the women and men have skilled.
This piece would be the first in regard to season evaluate as Duquesne Vice President of Athletics Dave Harper spoke to PSN’s Zac Weiss previous to the lads’s staff formally being within the CBI.
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Under are his ideas in full.
General ideas on the lads’s staff’s season: “Clearly we had been all happy with the progress that we’ve made however on the identical time there’s a relentless drive to be a high-level postseason caliber staff and there can be a give attention to recruitment and participant improvement with the gifted core that we’ve bought. Hopefully it would result in extra incremental success.”
Concerning the turnaround from final season to this marketing campaign: “Our coaches work tirelessly in recruiting. They traveled extensively, labored on evaluations and analytics. The mannequin we used final 12 months will assist us this 12 months. We’ve bought work to do however we’ve got issues in our toolkit to maximise alternatives with recruiting. Will probably be the identical tireless method to amass and retain good expertise.”
Ideas on the group the staff had in place this season: “That’s a testomony to the younger males, they’re unbelievable youngsters. They’re profitable youngsters and nice human beings that get pleasure from taking part in with each other, the core coming again helped set up the sturdy tradition we’ve got. Hopefully this could venture to extra success in our convention.”
On the setback to La Salle within the Atlantic 10 Championship: “I do know there’s a bitter style in everybody’s mouths with how all the things ended. We had some inconsistent play which was unlucky however probably the most telling this was the eagerness within the locker room. That scene I used to be proud to see, they’re passionate and categorical gratitude for each other. These attributes contribute to profitable. Now we have to play constantly and recruit extra items. That may result in extra incremental success.”
On what it would take to make that subsequent step: “I’ve an excessive amount of confidence as a result of they’ve been extra adaptive of their teaching and extra targeted on participant improvement. There’s a good camaraderie which is necessary. They’re energized with the place they’re at proper now. We’re 3-4 video games from being in that prime a part of the A-10 and postseason dialog. There may be lots of work to do however that workers is craving that chance.”
General ideas on the ladies’s season: “There was enchancment little question however like on the lads’s aspect, they’re wanting extra. Now we have room for development in a lot of areas. Now we have a core group coming again that may be developed. Recruiting so as to add a number of lacking items is what we have to battle for the highest spot within the convention.”
What it takes to return to the previous commonplace of success: “Our give attention to recruiting on recruiting and participant improvement is vital to get again to the place we as soon as had been. There’s a batch of gifted new coaches, so it’s going to be a tricky climb little question. Now we have to be laser targeted on what is required for extra success.”
Ideas on coach Dan Burt: “The important thing for any coach is how adaptive you might be to the sport and expertise that you’ve. If you are able to do that and perceive what it takes to achieve success, you possibly can adapt and put the gamers in a spot to succeed. That’s one thing all good coaches do and that’s one thing that Dan can give attention to.”
On each groups seeing elevated consideration: “There’s been some excellent advertising and marketing efforts to develop attendance however there’s nothing higher than having an entertaining product and that’s what we’ve got. They’re youngsters you wish to help due to how they play and who they’re. Now we have development in all areas however that’s the place our focus stays and received’t waver.”
Concerning Pink & Blue Collective: “The NIL conversations weren’t a lot inner as they had been exterior. We had been lucky to have a really gifted, passionate group of supporters that perceive the NIL and to be current in that area. You possibly can’t sit on the curve and cease; you must be energetic and have a sustainable technique. We’ll by no means have one the place a participant picks a faculty primarily based on that however these are a part of the general bundle. It’s a mandatory piece for achievement and we’re lucky to place it in place formally and took our time to do it proper. Issues out of the gate had been loopy in lots of methods. We began having discussions 4-5 months in the past and got here to a consensus and realized we had been going to have a robust system for our NIL. Our gamers can be concerned in a lot of NIL actions within the subsequent 2-3 months that can serve a objective. Placing all the help instruments in place was simply as necessary as kicking it off.”
On transferring ahead: “Now we have all the mandatory aims by way of what we’ll help and allocate assets accordingly. Now it’s incremental development. We’ll win the following factor we do in recruiting and creating gamers. It’s a unending focus put it that method. The turnarounds that each made usually are not simple and the problem of attending to the 23–25-win stage with the precise wins is a big climb. We’ve bought lots of work to do.”
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