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Pitt Soccer Flips Norwin’s Anthony Harding From Penn State

Pitt Soccer Flips Norwin’s Anthony Harding From Penn State

Pitt soccer head coach Jay Vidovich has made quite an impression in just two seasons on campus.

Last season, Pitt beat Penn State and West Virginia and took down a pair of top-ten opponents in Notre Dame and Virginia.

Vidovich followed the successful season up with a recruiting class that includes a pair of four-star signees in New York goalkeeper Johan Penaranda and Virginia defender Chandler Vaughn, both of whom played for the US Youth National Team.

On Tuesday, he added one more player to the class in Norwin and Pittsburgh Riverhounds Academy left back Anthony Harding. Harding is rated as a two-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer and had originally been set to play at Penn State, but flipped his commitment to the Panthers.

“After a tough decision, I will be continuing my athletic and academic career at the University of Pittsburgh,” Harding wrote on Twitter Tuesday night. “Thank you to everyone who has helped me but it’s only the beginning!”

According to Top Drawer, Harding will be a part of what will now be a nine-player freshman class for Vidovich. He’ll join former East Allegheny goalkeeper Will Marshall and former Connelsville midfielder Alex Peperak as WPIAL alumni on the Pitt squad.

Pitt starts its 2018 season August 12 against Duquesne at Ambrose Urbanic Field.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker

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