Pitt has struggled to effectively recruit bigs since Jeff Capel was hired in March 2018, but it appears the coach has positioned the team well with Cliff Omoruyi, one of the top 15 centers in the 2020 class. As a result, Omoruyi plans on visiting Pitt and 11 other schools, according to Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.
The 6’11”, 230-pound center out of Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, New Jersey, holds four-star ratings from each of 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals, and each of the three recruiting websites consider him one of the top 55 prospects in the nation and one of the top 15 players at his position. He holds at least 14 offers, most of which come from programs in college basketball’s seven major conferences.
Omoruyi’s itinerary for the next few months will include visits to Arizona State, Auburn, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Pitt, Rutgers, South Carolina, St. John’s, TCU, Temple and UConn. However, exact dates have yet to be established. When Omoruyi comes to Pitt, it will be his second visit, as he previously took an unofficial visit to Pittsburgh on April 19.
The native of Nigeria is known for his rebounding and blocking ability, and he could become an equally potent offensive threat once he develops that aspect of his game. Capel and the Pitt staff have been in contact with Omoruyi since 2018.