Colton Camacho announced his commitment to the University of Pittsburgh Saturday. He is a senior for Franklin Regional and will compete at 132 pounds this year. Although he may drop to 126 with the two pound allowance later in the season, Colton projects as a 133 in college.
“I chose Pitt because if felt like home and everyone was so welcoming during my official visit. I love the bond that the coaching staff has. It is incredible what they are doing at Pitt, with their staff and how they are recruiting kids.”
Colton has put together three excellent seasons in high school. As a sophomore he went 35-9, won sections, placed 3rd in the WPIAL, and DNP at states. As a junior he went 40-3, won sections and WPIALs, and placed 2nd at states. He was injured in the post-season his freshman year, but still posted 27-5 record and placed 8th at Powerade. Additionally, he has placed 7th at Flo Nationals, 3rd at Junior Nationals, and 3rd at Powerade.
Although Colton noted he will need to get used to the urban setting, he does love Pitt’s campus and academic programs. “It’s an added bonus that I can get a great education as well. The city life is different than what I am used to but I am growing to love [it].”
Pitt has another Franklin Regional alumnus in their room as well. Could Nico Megaludis be helping to establish a pipeline? Not that an RTC resident athlete would be actively recruiting (he certainly is not), but his mere presence is an attractive feature Pitt did not have until recently. Between Spencer Lee, Josh Maruca, Josh Shields, and Michael Kemerer, among others, Franklin Regional has produced absolute hammers of late, and getting these young men to stay home is a top priority at Pitt. Camacho could just be the beginning.