Following a month of not being permitted to have any contact with high school football recruits, the college football “dead period” for recruiting will end tomorrow.
This means college teams will now be allowed to contact, visit and host high school players. With Pitt set to start camp in less than two weeks, expect to see plenty of players showing up at their South Side facility.
Just to get you back up to speed, Pat Narduzzi has received 14 commitments for his Class of 2019.
Travis Koontz, TE, Ventura College
Davis Beville, QB, Greenville, South Carolina
Vincent Davis, RB, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jason Collier, TE, Westville, New Jersey
Leslie Smith, LB, Miami, Florida
Calijah Kancey, DT, Miami, Florida
Bryce Nelms, DE, West Orange, New Jersey
Deandre Jules, DE, Germantown, Maryland
Brandon Mack, DE, Montgomery, Alabama
Khadry Jackson, LB, Orlando, Florida
Brandon Hill, DB, Apopka, Florida
Brandon George, LB, Reading, Pennsylvania
Bam Brima, DE, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Kyi Wright, LB, Farrell, Pennsylvania
With 14 commitments, I’m guessing that Pitt will be looking to add 7-8 players to this years class–although that’s not official. Since the “dead period” is coming to an end, over the last couple of days I’ve reached out to some players that Pitt has been recruiting to get an update on their recruiting and if they’re planning on making an upcoming visit to Pitt.
Here’s who I’ve heard back from and we’ll update this story as I’m able to confirm information with more players.
Liam Dick, OT (6-7, 300), Ontario, Canada: No new information in his recruitment. At this point, his two biggest offers are from Pitt and Louisville.
MJ Devonshire, CB, Aliquippa, PA: “Everything is the same for me. I don’t have a Top 5 yet.”
Trent Holler, OL/DL (6-2, 290), Latrobe, PA: Holler tells me that he’ll be visiting West Virginia on July 27. At this point, his biggest offers are from Pitt, West Virginia, UConn and Cincinnati.
Nick Malone, OL (6-6, 278), Morgantown, WV “Nothing much has changed or happened. I’m still very happy with Pitt. Rutgers has been pushing hard but no offer has been given to me. Other than that, I’m just trying to get better and have to keep working. I feel like I’ll be making it (decision) pretty soon but no date has been set for that. My intentions are to commit to a school soon.”
Kaleb Boateng, OL (6-5, 303), Fort Lauderdale, FL: “Currently, Pitt is still the leader. I will take my officials in September with Maryland, Indiana and Purdue. Following that, I will make a decision. Athletically, I have gotten to 303 pounds and I can now play every position on the offensive line including center and both right and left tackle.”
UPDATE (4:11 PM)-
EJ Jackson, CB (6-0, 170), West Palm Beach, FL: “Pitt is high on me right now but I will most likely be taking a visit at the end of October.”
Jared Wayne, WR, Ontario, Canada: Wayne tells PSN that he’s hoping to make it down for a visit soon and that he’s talking about making an official visit in the fall.