A few weeks ago, there was a mystery “Pat Signal” that was never announced. Until today.
Washington DC defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman has made it official that he’s a Pitt Panther. The 3-star player picked Pat Narduzzi and Pitt over South Carolina. It’s interesting that Twyman gave Pitt the good news with his favorite NFL player, Aaron Donald, in the Pitt facility.
247 Sports rates Twyman (6-2, 290) as a 3-star recruit and he picked Pitt over offers from Maryland, South Carolina, Michigan State, Louisville, Tennessee, Purdue and Rutgers.
Twyman adds to Pitt’s young defensive line depth joining Kam Carter, Amir Watts, Keyson Camp, Rashad Wheeler and Jeremiah Taleni.
The fact that Twyman selected Pitt isn’t a surprise since he’s been so vocal about Pitt and his favorite player is former Pitt great Aaron Donald.
A couple of weeks ago, Narduzzi used his in-home visit early to visit Twyman in hopes of trying to lock up a commitment and then on Monday, Coach Powell visited Twyman again. Today, the hard work of the Pitt coaching staff paid off with Twyman’s commitment.
The other reason this is a significant commitment is because of Twyman’s hometown. Washington DC is a place that Coach Powell and Pitt have hit hard the last couple of years without a ton of luck. This morning, they landed finally a player from DC that they really wanted.
One other thing to keep in mind, Pitt has already offered a 2018 defensive tackle from Washington DC named Cam Goode, who’s expressed his interest in Pitt. Could they land defensive tackles in back-back years from D.C.?