For the second time in this year’s recruiting class, a tight end has de-committed from Pitt.
Pittsburgh Sports Now has confirmed that New Jersey tight end Matt Alaimo has de-committed from Pitt. The story was first reported by Alex Gleitman from 247 Sports.
“I have decided to decommit from the University of Pittsburgh and reopen my recruiting process,” Alaimo posted to his personal Twitter account. “Please respect my decision. Thank you.”
This news really came out of nowhere because just weeks ago, Pat Narduzzi made an in-home visit with Alaimo and there haven’t been any rumors of this him dropping his commitment.
Alaimo was high school teammates with Pitt quarterback signee Nick Patti and his younger brother Michael Alaimo is a quarterback with a Pitt offer in the Class of 2020.
The question now is will Pitt try and recruit and get a commitment from another tight end before February?
One player to keep an eye on is 4-star TE/DE Leonard Taylor from Springfield, Ohio. Taylor (6-6, 261) is a player Pitt coaches recently visited and their seems to be mutual interest.
Taylor is a highly rated prospect that was offered by Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State and Tennessee.
Earlier this year, Massachusetts TE Jay Symonds , who was Pitt’s first 2018 recruit, flipped his commitment from Pitt to Stanford.
— Matt Alaimo (@Matt_Alaimo) December 21, 2017