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PSN Recruiting Notebook: January 18



The PSN Recruiting Notebook is your top source for updated news and notes on Pitt, Duquesne, Robert Morris and WPIAL recruiting news. This notebook is sponsored by Bill Cummings, owner of Vocelli’s Pizza in Hopewell, Rochester and Dormont.

UPDATE (10:22 PM)-

UPDATE (7:10 PM)-

**Mars 2020 tight end/defensive end Michael Carmody has received his first D-1 offer and it’s from Pitt. Yes, Michael is the younger brother of Mars basketball star and future Notre Dame Player Robby Carmody.

UPDATE (4:53 PM)-

**Another Pitt offer to a player from Florida. 2019 quarterback Jesse Rivera from Archbishop McCarthy High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This is Rivera’s first D-1 offer.

UPDATE (4:12 PM)-

**One of the most talented junior defensive players in the country gets an offer from Pitt. DE Khris Bogle (6-4, 210) from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale is rated as one of the Top 170 juniors in the country. Bogle has offers from Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Alabama, Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State and Wisconsin. Bogle is teammates with incoming Pitt freshman Marquis Williams.

UPDATE (3:56 PM)-

**Four players from Florida received offers from Pitt today.

Jeremiah Payton, 2019 4-Star wide receiver from Neptune, Florida. Payton (6-3, 175) holds offers from Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Miami (FL), Mississippi State and Tennessee.

Myles Wilson, 2019 cornerback from Davie, Florida. This is his first D-1 offer.

Jai’mari Herbert, 2020 G/DT from Fort Lauderdale. Herbert also has offers from Louisville and Syracuse.

Jahvante Royal, 2020 WR from St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Royal (6-3, 185) also has offers from Ohio State, Florida, NC State and Louisville.

UPDATE (3:33 PM)-

UPDATE (2:50 PM)-

**Pitt offers 2019 cornerback Marcus Lafrance (6-1, 160) from St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Lafrance also holds offers from Texas and Louisville.

UPDATE (12:11 PM)-

**Tim Salem was in Ohio today visiting with 2019 running back John Branham Jr, who already holds an offer from Pitt. Pat Narduzzi and John Peterson were in Ohio yesterday to see him but that visit was canceled when school was closed because of bad weather.

After the visit today, Branham tells PSN that “Pitt has great men” and that he “loves the coaches at Pitt.”

UPDATE (11:56 AM)-

**For the second time today, Pitt has extended an offer to a freshman player. Quarterback Caleb Williams (6-0, 175) from Gonzaga High School in Washington DC gets the offer. We’ll attempt to have more on this later today.

UPDATE (11:43 AM)-

**Pitt extends an offer to a very young recruit. This morning, freshman cornerback Omar Simpson from Davie, Florida got the offer from Pitt. This is the first offer for this talented player.

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UPDATE (9:29 AM)-

**Farrell 2019 linebacker Kyi Wright picks up an offer from Miami, Ohio.

UPDATE (6:21 AM)-
**Look for Rice OT grad transfer Calvin Anderson to decide on his five official visits very soon but things might be getting more difficult for Pitt and other teams looking to land him. In an interview with 247 Sports, Anderson says that he believes Notre Dame might be coming to see him and could extend an offer. This will no doubt effect his decision making process.



Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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