The seventh commit in Pitt’s 2019 recruiting class and the sixth of the weekend is Maryland defensive end Deandre Jules.
Jules, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound strong side defensive end from Northwest High School in Germantown, Maryland is rated as a consensus three-star recruit and the No. 17 prospect in all of Maryland.
Jules picked Pitt over a host of Power Five offers, including an in-state offer from Maryland, Boston College, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Purdue, Rutgers and Wake Forest.
“I would like to announce that I have decided to further my academic and football career at the University of Pittsburgh,” Jules wrote on Twitter.
Jules was recruited by position coach Charlie Partridge and area recruiter Andre Powell. The Maryland and Washington, D.C. are has been a productive spot for the Panthers under Powell’s watch.
Three players, including top-rated prospect Mychale Salahuddin, committed to Pitt from that region for the 2018 class.
He was the only Maryland prospect visiting Pitt this weekend, but was joined by a large group of southern prospects. Of Pitt’s ten 2019 commits, nine committed this weekend alone.
Pitt’s 2019 class now has four defensive players, with Jules joining tackle Calijah Kancey on the line and linebackers Leslie Smith and Khadry Jackson.