Pitt Makes Top Eight for 4-Star TE

The Pitt Panthers were placed in the top eight schools for a four-star tight end.
Nov 4, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi watches the
Nov 4, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi watches the / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH -- The Pitt Panthers placed in the top eight schools for one of the best tight ends in the Class of 2025, a great sign for recruitment to start the offseason.

Andrew Olesh, who plays for Southern Lehigh in Lehigh County, Pa. on the eastern side of the state, placed Pitt alongside SEC programs like Alabama, Florida, Missouri and Ole Miss, Big Ten programs in Michigan and rival Penn State, plus ACC foe Florida State in his top eight schools going forward.

Olesh ranks as a four-star according to 247Sports and On3, but a three-star on Rivals. 247Sports ranks him as the fourth best tight end, eighth best recruit in Pennsylvania and No. 175 in the country in his class, respectively, while On3Sports has him as No. 9 at his position, No. 3 in the state and No. 177 in the nation in the Class of 2025 respectively.

He had a stellar junior season for Southern Lehigh in 2023, making 53 catches for 973 yards and 10 touchdowns as a tight end.

Standing at 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, Olesh is a fantastic tight end to watch. He has the speed of a wide receiver, but the strenght of a true blocking tight end, making it not only difficult to get near him, but to tackle him as well. He also has good hands for a tight end, making him an excellent target for any quarterback.

Olesh currently has official visits set with Alabama from May 31-June 2, Penn State from June 14-16 and Michigan from June 21-23. He spoke with Chad Simmons of On3 and said that he will take an official visit to Pitt and the rest of his top eight.

Also in that interview, he spoke on Penn State having an edge over the other schools, unsurprising as they take make great strides to recruit within the commonwealth. He did also say that every team in his top eight schools has an equal chance at this point.

“I’m going to go to all of these schools and take official visits,” Olesh said in the interview. “I want to see where the best atmosphere is and where it feels like home. Of my top eight schools, I want to visit as many as possible. The more I go, the better, so I can see all the different atmospheres. That’s the main thing for me."

Olesh also will have a commitment date soon and trim the initial eight schools down to four prior to his decision, but also won't count out other schools who may come in for him.

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