Currently Pitt is at its limit for scholarships used for their recruiting Class of 2018.
For them to officially take anymore recruits, they would need to have someone leave the roster via transfer, graduate transfer, etc.
Look for that to happen because the Panthers are in the hunt for a number of high-end players. Between now and the Feburary National Signing Day, they’ll add a couple of new names to the roster.
The question is who will it be?
Pitt assistants will be back on the road in the next few days so here are the names to keep your eyes on.
Four-star running back from Washington DC. Salahuddin (5-foot-11, 190 pounds) is rated as one of the top five backs in the country with offers from Georgia, Oklahoma, Michigan, Wisconsin, etc. Salahuddin recently released a final of USC, Clemson, Maryland, North Carolina and Pitt. It looks as though the Panthers will get an official visit. Like with AJ Davis last year, could Pitt pickup a big-time back on Signing Day?
Three-star outside linebacker from Beverly Hills, Michigan. Demens (6-foot-2, 215 pounds) recently de-committed from UCLA after the coaching change and now has interest from Pitt. Earlier this month, he received a visit from Rob Harley and says he’ll make an official visit to Pitt.
Four-star wide receiver from Hollywood, Florida. Yesterday, Watt (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) named his top six which included Pitt. This elite athlete also was offered by Wisconsin, Oregon, Michigan State, Georgia, Florida and Auburn.
Four-star cornerback from Louisville, Kentucky. It’s been hard to get a lot of info on Brents (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) but he reportedly has some interest in Pitt along with Alabama, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Duke. PSN is attempting to get some updated information from Brents.
Defensive end from Long Branch, New Jersey. Mimes (6-foot-5, 230 pounds) recently de-committed from Rutgers after getting an offer from Pitt. Mimes is the brother of former Michigan State All-American defensive end Shilique Calhoun, who Narduzzi coached.
Offensive lineman who will be a graduate transfer from Rutgers. Applefield (6-foot-6, 275 pounds) told PSN last week that Pitt is a school he’s considering visiting in January.