Blewitt joined the sport because his friends were doing it, and naturally he tried out as a place kicker because he was a soccer player. Three years later, after impressing at a kicking camp two weeks ago, Blewitt committed to Pitt Tuesday.
“I don’t know really know what to feel,” Blewitt said. “Just thinking about it and it really hasn’t hit me yet. I didn’t think I’d be in this position a few years ago. I didn’t know what I really wanted to do. . . . I didn’t think this would happen from that decision [to play football].”
Blewitt went to Pitt’s kicking camp two weeks ago and “just wowed them,” he said. After winning the kickoff competition, Blewitt said he nailed a 55-yard field goal after running onto the field from the sideline during a game-winning kick exercise.
Not long after that while still in the practice facilities, Blewitt picked up his first offer.
“They said I could do whatever I want, start my true freshman year and be their kicker,” Blewitt said. “They really wanted me, they gave me everything I would have wanted. It didn’t seem like anything else was matching up to them.”
Blewitt was second in the area last season with 10 field goals, hitting a long of 37 yards. He also had 49 extra points, eighth-best in the area.
Despite some interest from Navy, Notre Dame, Virginia and West Virginia, no one had offered yet. Blewitt said he decided that Pitt was the perfect fit and he saw no reason to wait any longer.
“I didn’t think it was going to happen, it just did,” Blewitt said. “I didn’t know what to do, or nothing really happened like that for me. It just made me really excited.”
Related: Chris Blewitt 2011 stats