Not much talk these days from those worried about a lack of commitments to the Pitt football team.
That’s because in the last month, the Panther coaches have been landing many of their top recruiting targets and out-recruiting many quality programs to get them.
The commitment yesterday of Thomas Jefferson defensive tackle Devin Danielson was #11 for Pitt in their Class of 2018.
Pitt will have a small class in terms of numbers but it’s shaping up to be one of their best in terms of sheer quality of recruits. It’s too early to know where they’ll end up in terms of recruiting rankings but it could end up surprising many people.
I say that for a couple of reasons: 1) I believe some of their current 3-star commitments could and will get moved up to a 4-star ranking. 2) Pitt probably has less than ten scholarships left but they’re involved with some major players like Kwantel Raines, Brian Asamoah and others.
This is all a good sign for the future of Pitt recruiting. Just a few years ago, Pitt was beating small schools for their recruits, now they’re going up against and beating quality programs.
Here’s some of Pitt’s 2018 commitments and offers that they had before picking deciding on the Panthers.
Matt Alaimo, TE: Arizona State, Arkansas, Duke, Louisville, Minnesota, NC State, Rutgers, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
Blake Zubovic, OT: Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, NC State, Northwestern, Penn State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
Chase Brown, OT: Cincinnati, Minnesota, TCU, Virginia Tech, West Virginia
John Morgan, DE: Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers and Virginia Tech.
Judson Tallandier, CB: Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, NC State, Rutgers, Wake Forest
Wendell Davis, LB: Duke, Indiana, Michigan State, Rutgers, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
Jake Kradel, OL/DT: Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, NC State, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers, UCLA, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
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