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Recap of Busy Weekend of Commits for Pitt



Lights, camera, action.

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi spent Sunday powering up the victory lights with his signature #PatSignal going out an unprecedented eight times over the course of the day.

The eight commits added to Pitt’s Class of 2019 on Sunday, combined with the two earlier in the weekend and one a week ago, have the Panthers at 11 commits in the class, just seven days after having zero.

There’s a lot to cover, but let’s start with exactly who committed and when this weekend.


Tight end Travis Koontz (6-5, 250), the No. 1 junior college tight end in the country out of Ventura College in California, picked Pitt over LSU, Louisville and Maryland.

For Die-Hards: Mike Vukovcan broke down the future tight end depth chart after the addition of Koontz.


Defensive tackle Calijah Kancey (6-2, 260), rated as a consensus three-star prospect out of Miami Northwestern High School, picked Pitt over Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Louisville, Rutgers and South Carolina. Kancey joined linebacker Leslie Smith as the second Pitt commit out of Miami Northwestern this class.


Quarterback Davis Beville (6-6, 200), rated as a consensus three-star recruit and the No. 24 pro-style quarterback out of Greenville High School in Greenville, South Carolina, picked Pitt over Northwestern and Rutgers.

Running back Vincent Davis (5-9, 170), a consensus three-star prospect out Cardinal Gibbons High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, picked Pitt over Boston College, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Syracuse and Wake Forest. Davis will join 2018 signee Marquis Williams as Panthers from Cardinal Gibbons.

Linebacker Khadry Jackson (6-2, 190), a three-star prospect according to 247 Sports out of Windmere Prep in Windmere, Florida, picked Pitt over Iowa State, Maryland, Missouri, N.C. State, Nebraska, North Carolina and Rutgers. Jackson is listed by some recruiting services as a safety, but told PSN that Pitt wants him as a star linebacker.

Defensive end Deandre Jules (6-2, 250), a consensus three-star prospect out of Northwest High School in Germantown, Maryland, picked Pitt over Boston College, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Purdue, Rutgers and Wake Forest.

Defensive end Brandon Mack (6-4, 220), a consensus three-star prospect out of Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery, Alabama, picked Pitt over Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. Mack gives Pitt an Alabama recruit in three straight classes, joining linebacker Cam Bright in 2017 and wide receiver Cameron O’Neil in 2018.

Safety Brandon Hill (5-11, 200), a consensus three-star prospect out of Wekiva High School in Apopka, Florida, picked Pitt over Boston College, Duke, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, N.C. State, Purdue and Virginia.

Defensive end Bryce Nelms (6-5, 255), a consensus three-star prospect out of West Orange High School in West Orange, New Jersey, picked Pitt over Boston College, Duke, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Rutgers, Syracuse and Virginia.

Linebacker Brandon George (6-4, 230), a consensus three-star prospect out of Berks Catholic High School in Reading, Pennsylvania, picked Pitt over Wake Forest.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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