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Ohio DT Tyler Bentley Commits to Pitt

Ohio DT Tyler Bentley Commits to Pitt

Pat Narduzzi and Josh Conklin have gotten a commitment from a player that should be a big part of their future defensive line.

Ohio defensive tackle Tyler Bentley gave the Pitt coaches a verbal commitment last night and made that news public this afternoon.

Bentley is a player that Pitt has been recruiting for over a year even when he was committed to Kentucky.

This run-stopping defensive tackle was a highly coveted player with offers from Alabama, LSU and Florida, among others. Over the weekend, Bentley visited Louisville but in the end he knew Pitt was the program for him.

This morning before making his decision public, PSN spoke with Bentley about his college choice.

“The biggest factor is life after football and what the University of Pittsburgh can do for me, that is what was important in my decision,” said Bentley.

“Also, the feeling of home on my visit to Pitt was key, the authenticity of the university and the coaches.”

Tyler Bentley with Pat Narduzzi and Charlie Partridge — Courtesy of Tyler Bentley

Bentley called Pat Narduzzi last night to give him the decision that he wanted to become a future Panther defensive lineman.

“The reaction from Coach Narduzzi was priceless, a little scream but it was great!”

Bentley joins a future Panther defensive line that includes Keyshon Camp, Amir Watts, Kam Carter, Jaylon Twyman, Rashad Wheeler, Devin Danielson, David Green, etc and is excited about their future.

“We will be a great squad and looking forward to the next five years with those guys!”

Bentley becomes the third defensive tackle in Pitt’s Class of 2018 and their first recruit from the state of Ohio.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker

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