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UPDATE (9:25 PM)-
— Pat Narduzzi (@CoachDuzzPittFB) January 5, 2017
**Here’s some news from Harry Psaros regarding a Pitt football visitor next weekend.
— Harry G. Psaros (@PittGuru) January 5, 2017
UPDATE (9:22 PM)-
**Butler 2018 lineman picks up an offer. I’d expect Pitt to offer him eventually.
— Jake Kradel (@JakeKradel) January 5, 2017
UPDATE (7:10 PM)-
Wish I would of visited pitt a long time ago!!😋 pic.twitter.com/u4bkhltvaD
— Jerry Drake Jr (@JerryDrakeJr1) January 5, 2017
UPDATE (6:53 PM)-
Can't wait to take my OV to Pitt next weekend 🙄✈️
— Cam Bright (@_cam38) January 4, 2017
UPDATE (4:46 PM)-
**Pat Narduzzi doesn’t come to me for advice but if he did I’d suggest to him to find a way to get Jeff Hafley on staff. The 37-year old was on Chip Kelly’s staff with the 49ers before being fired a couple days ago.
If that name sounds familiar it should. Hafley was an assistant coach with Dave Wannstedt from 2006-2010 and is one of the top recruiters in the country. Hafley was a main reason why Wannstedt continually landed 4-star recruits, especially from New Jersey.
Adding a guy like Hafley to Narduzzi’s current group of assistants like Josh Conklin, Tim Salem, Rob Harley, Andre Powell, etc and those are serious, serious recruiters.
If this could get done, Do IT!
UPDATE (3:18 PM)-
Im going be at PSU and PITT junior day so far 😎😎😎
— Telly Mac✨ (@KwantelRaines) January 4, 2017
UPDATE (11:06 AM)-
**New Castle standout 2018 cornerback Marcus Hooker picked up an offer today from Cincinnati. This is Hooker’s 5th offer and it comes from Luke Fickell, the former defensive coordinator for his brother at Ohio State. At this point, Pitt has not offered Hooker.
UPDATE (10:15 AM)-
**For the second time this offseason, Pitt has lost an assistant coach. Jim Panagos, who was a volunteer defensive assistant last year, has accepted the defensive line coach position at Temple.
Earlier this offseason, Eric Thatcher, who was a player development assistant, joined Butch Davis at Florida International as secondary coach.