For the second time this week, Pitt has received a commitment from DeMatha Catholic and beat out a few rival schools to land him.
While at the Pitt facility for their camp, defensive end John Morgan gave the Panthers a verbal commitment, which is #7 for the Class of 2018. Morgan is the second defensive end (Noah Palmer) in Pitt’s recruiting class and fourth defensive player.
Morgan promised PSN that he’d alert us first if he joined Pitt and he kept his word sending us a direct message to make things official.
Morgan (6-foot-3, 235 pounds) selected Pitt over other offers from Penn State, Virginia Tech and Maryland.
“After seeing talking with the coaches, I just felt like today was the best day to do it. I wanted to break the news to them because I knew they’d be excited. Me being one of their top defensive end prospects I knew committing to them today would make them feel great,” said Morgan.
“I knew that I wanted to commit to Pitt like in May but I wanted to let my family know and give them a chance to wrap their mind around it. I also wanted to be able to get together with coach, I didn’t want to do it on the phone, I wanted to do it in person and face to face so I could get the full experience of what it’s like to commit.”
Morgan was able to do it in person and gave the news to Pat Narduzzi.
“After the camp, I went to go talk to Coach Narduzzi. I told him that I was getting ready to commit. Then he asked me if I was ready to give a hard commitment and wouldn’t de-commit and I told him, “Yes coach I’m prepared.”
“He then said I want to ask you one more question, has there every been a time where you felt more at home and I was like, “No.” He then said now I know you’re ready to commit.
“I then said I’m ready to join L1TS8URGH… It was a great moment in my life that I was able to commit,” said Morgan.
In the end, Morgan told me the biggest reason he decided on Pitt was because of the family like atmosphere that he didn’t feel any other place he’s visited.
“That’s one thing that topped any other school. As soon as I stepped in the facilities, everyone gave me such a great welcome. What I felt at Pitt, there was something that no over school could top.”
Many people believe that the coaches at Pitt are building something special and so does Pitt’s newest commitment.
“I’m telling you right now and can promise you this, when we step on campus it’s going to be a show. This Class of 2017 and our Class of 2018 will dominate the ACC and there won’t be one team that can stop us.”