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Reminder that the 2nd Pat Narduzzi Coaches Show will take place tonight at Cupka’s (South Side) starting at 6 PM.  Considering the opponent this Saturday, I’d imagine the place will be full tonight.

** Good news for the Pitt basketball team yesterday as they’re a finalist for one of the top players in the Class of 2017.  Kimani Lawrence, a 4-star small forward from New Hampton, New Hampshire, listed Pitt as one of his final 5 schools along with Arizona State, USC, Texas and Florida.  Lawrence (6-6, 180) is rated as one of the Top 50 players in the country.  As I said before, I believe that Lawrence is leaning heavily towards Pitt.

** Speaking of top talent, Beaver Falls DT Donovan Jeter announced the date of one of his official visits. Jeter plans on visiting Michigan on October 1st for the Wisconsin game. Jeter has previously said that he’ll make his college decision on Halloween.

** 2018 Defensive tackle Aeneas Hawkins is from Cincinnati, Ohio and just got the big offer from the hometown school. Hawkins announced that he received an offer from Urban Meyer and Ohio State. I’m mentioning this because Hawkins has told me in the past that he’s a big fan of Pat Narduzzi and Pitt.

UPDATE (6:58 AM)-

** Last week, we told you that Proctor Academy forward Tshiefu Ngalakulondi was making an official visit to Duquesne last weekend and it looks like he was very impressed with what he saw.

I talked with Ngalakulondi last night about the visit and where the Dukes now stand with him.

“They are now in my top two schools (St. Bonaventure) and Yes, I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. The city was really eye opening. I like the coaching staff and right away they welcomed me. The campus was nice because it has that isolation of a real campus but also the city is right there too,” said Ngalakulondi.

Ngalakulondi tells me that he plans on deciding before the end of the month.  He’d be a tremendous get for Jim Ferry and his staff.

Photo courtesy of Tshiefu Ngalakulonoi

Photo courtesy of Tshiefu Ngalakulonoi

UPDATE (12:03 PM)-

**Pitt announced today that they’ll honor the schools 1976 National Championship team on Saturday. That means Tony Dorsett and the boys will be back together.

UPDATE (7:05 PM)-

**In last weeks opener vs. Villanova, DT Amir Watts was the only true freshman to play.  According to Pat Narduzzi, that could change on Saturday. On his radio show tonight, Narduzzi suggested that both Keyshon Camp and Rashad Weaver could get on the field.

**Natduzzi also said it’s likely Aliquippa linebacker Kaezon Pugh will redshirt.

UPDATE (7:18 PM)-

**Penn Hills 2018 WR Julian Major picked up an offer from Arkansas.  Major is a big time prospect.

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