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5 Days Away!

** A few takeaways from the Pitt Depth Chart.

— Freshman Aaron Mathews being listed as the backup to Jester Weah as the starting wide receiver. Weah and Mathews have similar body types and skill sets. The coaches will give Weah a chance to keep the starting job but will have to show more than he’s done to this point in his career. Mathews has all the tools to be the next great Pitt wide receiver. Let’s see how this plays out.

Aaron Mathews (6) (Photo credit: David Hague)

Aaron Mathews (6) (Photo credit: David Hague)

** Keeping local players home is a topic that will never die. It’s impossible to keep everyone but looking at Pitt’s Depth Chart, the first and second team is filled with local players.

Of the 44 spots on Pitt’s first and second team depth chart, 21 are taken by former WPIAL players.  Almost half of the players likely to get playing time are from Western PA.

UPDATE (1:29 PM)-

** Got an interesting piece of info regarding Aliquippa 2018 4-star recruit Kwantel Raines. A source tells me, “He’s your typical Aliquippa guy, he might go through the process but he’ll end up at Pitt. He’s 100% a homer.” He also said WVU seems to be out of it and if he doesn’t go to Pitt, it’ll probably be PSU, but he doesn’t see that.

UPDATE (1:48 PM)-

**A great recruiting nugget from Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times. Bires tweets that Pat Narduzzi is expected to attend this Friday’s game between Aliquippa and Beaver Falls. Narduzzi is obviously there to watch/recruit Donovan Jeter and Kwantel Raines. Bires also reports that an assistant coach from Penn State will also be at the game.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker

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