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Pitt First To Offer 2018 Ohio Recruit



Being first is usually a good thing, in the business of recruiting, it’s never a bad thing.  Schools that are first to offer a recruit always make an impression with that player, Pitt just did that with a 2018 recruit.

Michael Dowell (6-0, 192) is a safety/wide receiver for St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio.  Last night, Pitt called and was the first school to offer him a scholarship.   Dowell is still 2 years from signing his letter but Pitt got in first and he’ll remember that.

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“I’m very excited about the Pitt offer. Pitt’s a great program with great fans. I was offered by the defensive backs coach (Coach Hill) and it was definitely a surprise.  Of course it’s a very special offer because it’s my first and I’ll always remember it”, said Dowell.

“I’m going to take this offer very seriously.   I know Darryl Render, he’s a St.  Edward’s alum, who played there.  I know they have had great players there, especially Darrell Revis.  Coach Narduzzi has a great reputation and is building a strong program.  ”

Dowell tells me that Pitt is recruiting him as a defensive back.   Pitt is his first offer but Toldeo, Indiana, Michigan State, Michigan, West Virginia and Notre Dame are showing interest.

Speaking of Michigan State, Dowell has a tie to that program.   His brother, David, is a 2015 recruit  (cornerback) for the Spartans.

Dowell told me that he’s visited Pitt’s campus once, that was a couple years ago when his brother was on a visit.   He plans on coming this summer to camp with the Panthers.


Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker

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