With Pitt’s coaches getting a late start in recruiting thanks to the Panthers’ appearance in the 2018 ACC Championship game on Saturday, they made up for lost time on Monday, with a slew of new offers out to players in the 2020 and 2021 classes.
2021 DAMASCUS, MD. C RYAN LINTHICUM
— Ryan Linthicum (@RyanLinthicum2) December 3, 2018
Unrated, 6-4, 275
Other offers: Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Virginia
Notes: Linthicum is teammates with defensive end Bryan Breese, the consensus No. 1 player in the 2021 class.
2020 NORWALK, OHIO OT TREY LEROUX
— Trey Leroux (@trey_leroux) December 3, 2018
⭐⭐⭐, 6-8, 320
Other offers: Cincinnati, Kentucky, Purdue, Toledo
Notes: Leroux also wrestles and is on the track team.
2020 BALTIMORE, MD. (MOUNT ST. JOSEPH) RB MARLOWE WAX
— Marlowe Wax Jr! (@MarloweWax) December 3, 2018
Unrated, 6-0, 219
Other offers: Syracuse
Notes: Wax ran for 1,046 yards on 138 carries and scored 17 touchdowns this season.
2021 BALTIMORE, MD. (MOUNT ST. JOSEPH) WR DONT’E THORNTON
Excited to say I received an offer from University of Pittsburgh pic.twitter.com/V4cEBcHRcn
— 11 (@donte_thornton) December 3, 2018
Unrated, 6-4, 178
Other offers: Penn State, Michigan, Rutgers, Virginia
Notes: Thornton had 860 receiving yards on 40 catches (21.5 yards per reception) and scored 10 touchdowns.
2021 RICHFIELD, OHIO (REVERE) OT BEN CHRISTMAN
— Ben Christman (@bigbenchristman) December 4, 2018
⭐⭐⭐, 6-6, 299
Other offers: Cincinnati
Notes:Was named to the All-Ohio Division III third team.
2020 BUFORD, GA. ATH ELIJAH TURNER
— Elijah Turner (@Elijahturenrr) December 4, 2018
⭐⭐⭐, 6-0, 185
Other offers: Cincinnati, Maryland, Purdue, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
Notes:Posted an 11.27 time in the 100 meters last spring.
2020 BUFORD, GA. OT SETH McLAUGHLIN
— Seth McLaughlin (@Seth_Mc24) December 4, 2018
⭐⭐⭐, 6-4, 270
Other offers: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Mississippi State, NC State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Princeton, South Carolina
Notes:McLaughlin’s linemate Harry Miller is a five-star 2019 center that is committed to Ohio State.