Despite getting in late, the Pitt football program has landed an commitment from an up and coming defensive end from Florida.
This morning at his high school in Clearwater (FL), 3-star defensive end Habakkuk Baldonado signed his letter of intent with the Pitt Panthers. Baldonado’s final three schools were Pitt, Michigan State and Central Florida.
Habakkuk Baldonado signing day!!! ✍???? https://t.co/1MlWDVaWqg
— CAI Knights Football (@CAIKnightsFB) February 7, 2018
The fact that Baldonado received this much interest from Power Five programs despite playing just one year of high school football is an indication of his potential and that he’s a true diamond in the rough.
Last week, PSN spoke to Baldonado’s high school coach, Jesse Chinchar, who told us that he believes he would’ve been a 30+ offer recruit if he would’ve had multiple years in a high school program plus the benefits of a high school weight lifting program. Baldonado is originally from Rome, Italy and moved to the United State last year.
The addition of Baldonado gives Pat Narduzzi four defensive ends in this year’s class (Baldonado, John Morgan, Noah Palmer and Kaymar Mimes.
PSN will have more with Baldonado signing with Pitt later today.