Pitt landed in the Top 10 for four-star Connecticut athlete Marquis Wilson.
Wilson, a 6-foot, 170-pound wide receiver/defensive back from Avon Old Farms in Avon, Connecticut, announced on Twitter late on Monday that his Top 10 schools included Alabama, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Pitt, Syracuse, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.
Im extremely blessed for all the opportunities given to me by the various coaching staffs and I will forever be thankful but with that being said… No Question or Interviews please 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/712UHIxxhd
— L🎱ttery (@MarquisArmani) April 10, 2018
Pitt offered Wilson back in June 2017. He attended the Pitt-Penn State game in 2017 as a guest of the Nittany Lions. Wilson said in March that he expects to make his college commitment this summer.
ElevenWarriors.com reports that Wilson will be attending Ohio State’s spring game, which is being held on Saturday at the same time as Pitt’s. He’s also expected to attend Penn State’s spring game the following weekend.
The Panthers have had players with Connecticut ties in three of their last five classes. Cornerback Jason Pinnock was a teammate of Wilson at Windsor High School before Wilson reclassified to attend Avon Old Farms for a prep year.
Pitt tight end Chris Clark did the same thing, attending Avon Old Farms in 2015 before first attending UCLA in 2016 and then joining Pitt in 2016. Clark took a leave of absence from the team this spring.
In 2014, Pitt added lineman Conor Dintino from Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. Dintino, now a redshirt senior, is in competition for a starting spot on Pitt’s offensive line.