UPDATE: It was revealed today that the commitment in question was that of defensive tackle Tyler Bentley, who we spoke to after he made his announcement.
In the second half of the Steelers/Ravens Game last night, Pat Narduzzi sent out something Pitt fans haven’t seen in awhile.
— Pat Narduzzi (@CoachDuzzPittFB) December 11, 2017
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) December 11, 2017
The question now is who’s committed to Pitt?
The logical guess is that it’s one of the four big names that we’ve heard a lot about in the last couple of weeks: Shocky Jaques-Louis, Jatavious Harris, Jeshaun Jones or Tyler Bentley.
Here’s what we can tell you. Since the “Pat Signal” was issued, PSN contacted all four of the aforementioned players. Three of them returned my message and said that they weren’t the commitment. I hope to hear back from the fourth player this morning.
Here’s two other things to consider. 1) This commitment might not be any of these four and could be one of the many secondary players that Pitt has been recruiting. 2) It could be one of the players that I contacted and they just don’t want their decision to be made public yet. Remember, three of these players have ceremonies set up for National Signing Day and making their decision public now would ruin their ceremony. They could have just let Pat Narduzzi know their decision in order to help out with future recruiting.
My guess is that if we don’t learn of the commitment today, it could be kept quiet until around Signing Day.