The weekend of June 15 is shaping up to be a big weekend of official visits for Pitt football, and it just got bigger.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida running back Daniel Carter will visit Pitt that weekend, he tweeted on Wednesday.
Pitt official visit June 15 ????????????
— Daniel Carter (@KING__CARTER5) May 23, 2018
Carter is rated as a consensus four-star prospect by 247 Sports and Rivals lists him as the No. 67 overall player in the nation. Carter, who plays for St. Thomas Aquinas High School, doesn’t yet have a Pitt offer, but his current offer sheet is as deep as they come.
He has offers from Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan and Ohio State amongst his 27 Division I offers. The fact that Carter would use one of his official visits on the Panthers is certainly a promising sign for Pitt, though Carter is still considered a Miami lean by most.
Pitt has landed four-star running backs in consecutive classes, with A.J. Davis and Mychale Salahuddin representing the top of their recruiting efforts in 2017 and 2018.
The South Florida area has also been good to Pitt. With former FAU head coach and longtime Florida recruiter Charlie Partridge on the trail, Pitt landed a pair of corners from the area in V’Lique Carter and Marquis Williams in the last class, and four players, including linebacker Albert Tucker from St. Thomas Aquinas in 2017.
Running back is almost always a position of need for the Panthers, which play one of the few run-oriented, pro-style offenses in the ACC, but with a pair of graduating seniors projected to split starting duties in Darrin Hall and Qadree Ollison, the Class of 2019’s running back will be thrown right into the mix for competition for carries, along with Davis, Salahuddin and Todd Sibley.