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UPDATE (3:16 PM)-
**247 Sports released their final list of the top 247 prospects in the Class of 2017 and that list had a few local players and a couple of big names that Pitt is currently recruiting.
66) Paris Ford, Pitt (moved up 149 spots)
85) Lamont Wade, Penn State
86) Josh Lugg, Notre Dame
111) CJ Thorpe, Penn State
227) Nathan Proctor, ???
244) Tyjuan Garbutt, ???
UPDATE (3:06 PM)-
I'm extremely blessed and humble to announce my first ACC offer from the University of Pittsburgh!!! pic.twitter.com/RjnLm5KGql
— Brenden Bates (@BatesBrenden) January 18, 2017
— Brenden Bates (@BatesBrenden) November 1, 2016
UPDATE (1:09 PM)-
**Butler 2018 OL Jake Kradel picks up another offer. Congrats.
Blessed to have received my 4th offer from Bowling Green University!!???????????? pic.twitter.com/TGmBNsnmjl
— Jake Kradel (@JakeKradel) January 18, 2017
UPDATE (12:53 PM)-
Pitt's two offensive tackle commitments, Jerry Drake and Carter Warren, have been upgraded to four stars on ESPN.
— Jim Hammett (@JimHammett) January 18, 2017
UPDATE (12:19 PM)-
**Pitt DE target Zion Debose was visited this morning by the coaches from Missouri.
— M.E.E.T ! (@Zion_LifeGoesOn) January 18, 2017
UPDATE (11:36 AM)-
**Another big visit by the Pitt coaches today as they visit Florida WR Mike Smith. Coach Narduzzi and Coach Sherman will visit Smith at school and then have an in home visit with him tonight. I would not be shocked if Pitt gets a commitment from him tonight or real soon.
UPDATE (9:24 AM)-
**This morning, Pitt extended an offer to elite 2018 offensive guard Jalil Irvin, from Stone Mountain, Georgia. Jalil is rated 4-stars by 247 Sports with offers from Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and North Carolina.
UPDATE (8:55 AM)-
— Tim Salem (@CoachTimSalem) January 18, 2017
UPDATE (8:39 AM)-
**Last night, Pitt coaches visited with 4-star DE Tyjuan Garbutt and tonight they’ll be with their other top target. Coach Powell will be in Maryland today with 4-star linebacker Nathan Proctor. I’m also told that Coach Narduzzi will do his in-home visit with Proctor next week. From what I’m told, Proctor might not make his final decision until National Signing Day. Right now, both Pitt and Virginia Tech are even.