With the Pitt football team on its bye week, the coaching staff hit the recruiting trail hard on Monday, handing out over a dozen new offers.
Here’s who the Pitt staff offered scholarships to:
2019 Miami (Palmetto) ATH Cornelius Nunn, Jr.
⭐⭐⭐, 6-0, 170
Other offers: Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, FIU, FAU, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Marshall, UMass, Miami, NC State, Nebraska, Southern Miss, Tennessee, UAB, South Florida
Notes: Just day after receiving his Pitt offer, Nunn committed to Miami.
2019 Solon, Ohio OT Ron Carr
⭐⭐⭐, 6-5, 240
Other offers: Cincinnati, UConn, Duke, Tulane, Vanderbilt
Notes: Carr committed to Yale in June, but after receiving offers from Tulane and Vanderbilt in September, said he was considering all his options. Cincinnati also extended an offer this week. Solon, Ohio is just outside Cleveland. Carr is the rare recruit that doesn’t have a Twitter account.
2019 Melbourne, Fla. (Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy) DE Seth Coleman
⭐⭐⭐, 6-4, 200
Other offers: Baylor, Illinois, FAU, Kent State, Middle Tennessee State, Navy, Nebraska, Ohio, South Florida, TCU, Tulane, Utah, Virginia and Western Kentucky
Notes: Coleman committed to Illinois in July.
— Seth Coleman (@SethColeman20) October 21, 2018
2019 La Roche-sur-Yon, France (St. Frances, Baltimore) DT Jeffrey M’Ba
Unrated, 6-5, 305
Other offers: Alabama, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Virginia and Virginia Tech
Notes: M’Ba is French and just starting playing football in America this season. Virginia and Pitt are the only two teams that have offered him since he’s come to the United States.
— character locked (@jeffrey_mbaa) October 19, 2018
2020 Morristown, NJ (Delbarton School) TE Lukas Ungar
⭐⭐⭐⭐, 6-4, 225
Other offers: Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Northwestern, Rutgers, Stanford, Syracuse, West Virginia, Wisconsin
Notes: Ungar is rated as the No. 5 tight end in the 2020 class by 247 composite.
— Lukas Ungar (@lungar13) October 16, 2018
2020 Millville, NJ OLB Soloman Deshields
⭐⭐⭐⭐, 6-4, 225
Other offers: Kentucky, Michigan State , Rutgers
Notes: Millville, in South Jersey, is part of Tim Salem’s recruiting area.
Blessed to receive an offer from the university of Pittsburgh ‼️💪🏾🦍 pic.twitter.com/NTLrwFMviQ
— solomon deshields (@acelordd) October 20, 2018
2020 Sterling, Va. (Dominion) OT Jimmy Christ
⭐⭐⭐, 6-7, 270
Other offers: Appalachian State, Boston College, Buffalo, Duke, East Carolina, Indiana, Liberty, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan State, NC State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern, Old Dominion, Rutgers, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Virginia
Notes: Christ has taken multiple visits to in-state Virginia, which is seen as the leader in his recruitment as of now.
Very excited to have received my 21st offer from Pittsburgh!!! pic.twitter.com/EVuLLwVP24
— Jimmy Christ (@Jimmy_Christ66) October 19, 2018
2020 Miami (Columbus) WR Xzavier Henderson
⭐⭐⭐, 6-2.5, 180
Other offers: Arkansas, Baylor, Florida, Miami, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Syracuse, Toledo
Notes: Henderson is also a track star that runs the 200-meter hurdles; 200, 400, 800 and 1500 meters along with the high jump, long jump and cross country.
— Xzavier Henderson (@XXH_03) October 15, 2018
2020 Jacksonville, Fla. (IMG Academy) WR Michael Redding, III
⭐⭐⭐, 6-2, 190
Other offers: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Purdue, South Carolina, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tennessee, Troy, UAB, Washington State
Notes: After his sophomore year, Redding transferred to IMG from West Florida Tech in Pensacola, Fla.
2020 Cincinnati, Ohio (Elder) OT Jakob James
⭐⭐⭐, 6-5, 260
Other offers: Boston College, Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Marshall, Missouri, Toledo, West Virginia
Notes: James has been pretty heavily recruited by in-state Ohio State, but the Buckeyes have yet to extend an offer.
— Jakob James (@jakobjames00) October 15, 2018
2020 Warren, Mich. (De La Salle) OT Grant Toutant
⭐⭐⭐, 6-6, 280
Other offers: Penn State, Toledo, Wisconsin
Notes: Toutant has also played tight end and could perhaps fit into a Brian O’Neill-like role for the Panthers.
— Grant Toutant (@toutant_grant) October 19, 2018
2020 Soutfield, Mich. LB/DL Bryce Austin
⭐⭐⭐, 6-5, 260
Other offers: Akron, Ball State, Central Michigan, Iowa State, Missouri, Syracuse, Toledo
Notes: Austin is being recruited by some schools as a linebacker and others as a defensive lineman. Pitt safeties coach Corey Sanders is the area recruiter that offered him.
2020 Oak Park, Mich. WR Maliq Carr
⭐⭐⭐, 6-6, 195
Other offers: Boston College, Iowa, Iowa State, Kentucky, Nebraska, Old Dominion, Syracuse, Toledo and Western Michigan
Notes: Carr’s father is an assistant basketball coach at Missouri and he is also being recruited to play basketball, with offers from Cleveland State, Missouri, Oakland, LIU Brooklyn, Robert Morris and Western Michigan
2020 Miami (Columbus) RB Henry Parrish
Unrated, 5-10, 173
Other offers: FIU, FAU, Iowa, Toledo
Notes: Like all of the Miami players, Charlie Partridge is recruiting Parrish.
— Jakob James (@jakobjames00) October 15, 2018
2020 Miami (Palmetto) WR Kentron Poitier
Unrated, 6-4, 190
Other offers: North Carolina, Toledo
Notes: Poitier is also a basketball recruit with an offer to Florida Gulf Coast.
2020 St. Petersburg, Fla. (Lakewood) QB Gregory Spann
Unrated, 6-4, 188
Other offers: Coastal Carolina, Duke, FAU, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Louisville, Miami, South Florida
Notes: Spann visited Miami on Oct. 6. The Hurricanes were among his first Power Five offers.
— DEUCE (@_deuce6) October 16, 2018
2020 Hollywood, Fla. (Chaminade-Madonna Prep) OT Joseph Habinowski
Unrated, 6-4, 285
Other offers: Kentucky, Louisville, Syracuse, UAB, Western Kentucky
Notes: Habinowski transferred to Chaminade-Madonna from McArthur High School after his sophomore year.
— Joseph Habinowski (@JosepHabinowski) October 17, 2018
2020 Largo, Fla. (Pinellas Park) OLB Alvin Mathis
Unrated, 6-1, 200
Other offers: Florida, Florida State, Iowa State, Kentucky, Purdue, Marshall, South Florida, Syracuse, Toledo, West Virginia
Notes: Pinellas Park is 6-0 with three shutouts this season and has an average margin of victory of 36.7 points.
— AJ Mathis ¹ (@Amathis_22) October 17, 2018
2021 Miami (Palmetto) CB Jason Marshall, Jr.
⭐⭐⭐⭐, 6-2, 180
Other offers: Baylor, Florida, FIU, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Miami, Syracuse, South Florida
Notes: Marshall is one of the most sought-after sophomore defensive backs in Florida, with in-state schools Florida and Miami particularly involved in recruiting him.
— Jason Marshall Jr. (@jasonjr3_) October 15, 2018
2021 Miami (Palmetto) CB Corey Collier, Jr
⭐⭐⭐⭐, 6-2, 170
Other offers: Baylor, Boston College, Bowling Green, FIU, FAU, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Miami, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Purdue, Rutgers, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Toledo, Central Florida, South Florida
Notes: Collier is the son of Florida State linebacker Corey Collier and the Seminoles appear to be the leader in his recruitment.
— Corey Collier Jr. (@_ccollierjr2) October 15, 2018
2021 Hyattsville, Md. (DeMatha Catholic) OG Golden Achumba
⭐⭐⭐, 6-4, 320
Other offers: Boston College, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Syracuse, Temple, Vanderbilt, Virginia
Notes: DeMatha is one of Pitt’s hotspots in the Washington, D.C. area, with current freshmen John Morgan and Judson Tallandier hailing from the school, which is recruited by Andre Powell.
2021 Miami (Palmetto) RB Brashard Smith
Unrated, 5-11, 175
Other offers: Boston College, Bowling Green, South Florida
Notes: Smith is the fourth 2021 running back Pitt has offered and the third from the state of Florida.
— B💰 (@BrashardS) October 15, 2018
2021 Pickerington, Ohio (Pickerington Central) WR Lorenzo Styles, Jr.
Unrated, 6-1, 170
Other offers: Boston College, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt
Notes: Styles’ father went to high school at Farrell and played for Ohio State.