Farrell linebacker Kyi Wright announced on Thursday afternoon that he is the 13th member of Pitt’s recruiting Class of 2019, having given head coach Pat Narduzzi his verbal pledge earlier in the day.
Wright, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound outside linebacker and tight end, is rated as a consensus three-star prospect. He made his final decision by picking Pitt over North Carolina and Wisconsin, a top three that he had just set on Wednesday.
“With (Pitt) them being the first school to offer me, they showed that they were the first school to believe in me,” Wright told PSN’s Mike Vukovcan on Wednesday. “Also, I’ve built a great relationship with their coaching staff. All as far as education, they have a great program in the field that I want to major in (physical therapy).”
Before narrowing his field to the final three, Wright also held offers from Maryland, Memphis, Syracuse, Temple and Youngstown State.
In May, PSN sat down with Wright at Farrell High School to discuss his recruitment.
Wright can play both tight end and linebacker, and with Pitt already having three other linebackers in this class, he could end up on the offensive side of the ball.