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Wednesday PSN Recruiting Notebook



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UPDATE (8:09 PM)-

**Ohio linebacker Brian Asamoah tells PSN that he’ll be visiting Oklahoma this weekend. That could be a dangerous visit for Pitt.

UPDATE (7:10 PM)-

UPDATE (6:27 PM)-

**Another offer by Andy Toole and the Colonials. Robert Morris has offered 2018 guard Ithiel Horton from New Jersey.

UPDATE (3:20 PM)-

Western Pennsylvania has a strong history of football coaching, from Bill Cowher, Chuck Knox and Marty Schottenheimer to Marvin Lewis, Mike McCarthy and Jim Tomsula.

But one area that the area currently lacks is Divison I FBS coaches. Just one — New Mexico’s Bob Davie — hails from the WPIAL footprint. That’s as many as Johnstown (Ohio’s Frank Solich) and fewer than North Central West Virginia (Alabama’s Nick Saban and Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher) or Northeast Ohio (Maryland’s D.J. Durkin, Kentucky’s Mark Stoops, Toledo’s Jason Candle).

That info comes from an interactive feature on aHERO Sports that shows the birthplace of every Division I FBS head coach.

For the record, Pitt’s Pat Narduzzi was born in New Haven, Conn., but grew up in the Youngstown area.

UPDATE (1:50 PM)-

UPDATE (1:43 PM)-

**2018 Trinity HS athlete gets his first offer.

UPDATE (11:32 AM)-

Three Panthers earned some preseason recognition on Wednesday.

Pitt redshirt junior offensive tackle Brian O’Neill and junior kick returner Quadree Henderson were both named preseason all-ACC selections.

Pitt senior quarterback Max Browne has been named to the to the watch list for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which is given to the top senior or fourth-year junior quarterback in college football.

UPDATE (11:00 AM)-

Former Pitt running back James Conner’s NFL jersey sales remain the highest amongst any rookie or veteran player on a new team and are third in the league overall, behind Tom Brady and Dak Prescott, according to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

UPDATE (9:28 AM)-

**After a great performance at the Peach Jam tournament, Pitt has offered 3-star 2018 point guard James Akinjo (6-foot, 160 pounds) from Richmond, California. Aside from Pitt, Akinjo also has offers from Connecticut, Iowa State, California, Maryland, Colorado and UNLV.

UPDATE (9:19 AM)-

The Pitt football team has made the Top Five for a talented prospect from Florida.

2018 wide receiver Tyquan Thornton (6-foot-3, 165 pounds) is a 247 Sport 3-star prospect. Pitt is on the list of finalists but Florida is believed to be the favorite to land Thornton.

UPDATE (9:13 AM)-

**The Pitt hoops program latest offer goes to a player from California. 2018 power forward Amadou Sow (6-foot-9, 225 pounds) from Napa, California. Sow also holds offers from California, Colorado, Illinois and Oregon State.

UPDATE (9:00 AM)-

**Robert Morris head coach Andy Toole offered a pretty talented prospect last night. 2018 forward Jayden Gardner from Heritage High School in Wake Forest, North Carolina got an offer from the Colonials. Gardner (6-foot-8, 225 pounds) also has offers from VCU, Richmond, Penn State, East Carolina, College Charleston, Old Dominion and Winthrop.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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