A big question surrounding Pitt’s remaining recruiting for their Class of 2018 has been answered.
Despite not having any scholarships available, the Pitt coaches continued to recruit high level kids. Where were they going to find room to fit them under their scholarship limit?
Today, that questioned was answered when four players reportedly have decided to transfer.
Defensive end Kaezon Pugh, linebacker Henry Miller, defensive tackle Kam Carter and defensive back Malik Henderson reportedly have decided to play elsewhere this coming season.
How many available scholarships does Pat Narduzzi and his staff now have to work with?
Here’s the latest breakdown
- 10 players graduated from last year’s team.
- 10 other players have left the team via transfer or early entry into the NFL Draft (Thomas MacVittie, Ben DiNucci, Chawntez Moss, Jordan Whitehead, Brian O’Neill, Quadree Henderson, Henry Miller, Kaezon Pugh, Kam Carter, Malik Henderson).
- 17 players signed early with Pitt in December as part of their Class of 2018.
That means Pitt currently has three available scholarships for February but that number could increase with more departures.
Now the question is who could fill those remaining spots?
Pittsburgh Sports Now has confirmed 3 official visitors for January.
- RB Mychale Salahuddin (Washington DC) on January 26
- CB Jairus Brents (Louisville, Kentucky) on January 19
- OT Marcus Applefield (Rutgers grad transfer) on January 26
Other players that we know that Pitt is actively recruiting but that we haven’t confirmed a date yet for an official visit.
- 3-star LB Kolin Demens (Detroit, Michigan)
- 4-star WR Dominick Watt (Hollywood, Florida)
- 4-star TE/DE Leonard Taylor (Springfield, Ohio)
- 3-star DE Jaevon Becton (Virginia Beach, Virginia)
- 3-star DE Kamar Mimes (Long Branch, New Jersey)
Considering the talent that I just listed, my guess would be that Pitt will be taking as many as five players come February. The question now is who will those players be?