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UPDATE (7:57 PM)-
— Christian Mahogany (@CMahogany73) December 12, 2018
UPDATE (7:34 PM)-
**PSN has learned that coaches from Louisville will be in Canada tomorrow to visit with OT Liam Dick. That will be a day before Pat Narduzzi and Dave Borbely will have their in-home visit with him.
UPDATE (7:00 PM)-
**Class of 2020 Central Catholic tight end/defensive end A.J. Beatty has his second Division I offer, adding William & Mary to his first offer from Kent State.
Extremely blessed to receive my second offer from William and Mary. Thank you god🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/yl6xjrHS4Y
— Aj Beatty🎥 (@ajbeatty88) December 11, 2018
UPDATE (6:34 PM)-
Congratulations to A.J. Hines who was named an @AP Second Team All-American! 🇺🇸
— Duquesne Football (@DuqFB) December 11, 2018
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) December 11, 2018
UPDATE (6:30 PM)-
**Safety/linebacker Khadry Jackson de-committed from Pitt over the weekend. Tuesday, he found a new home, committing to the University of North Carolina.
The three-star prospect from Windmere, Florida, originally committed to the Panthers after taking an official visit to Pittsburgh in June.
— Khadry Jackson⭐️ (@K1llaKhad) December 11, 2018
UPDATE (5:45 PM)-
**Pitt’s fourth offer of the day went to New York lineman Adam ElGammal.
ElGammal, who projects to be an offensive tackle, is a 6-foot-5, 260-pound, 2019 three-star prospect, according to 247 Sports.
He plays for Christ the King Regional in the Middle Village neighborhood of Queens, New York.
ElGammal committed to Cincinnati back on Nov. 10, but since then, has received offers from Miami and Rutgers and plans to take an official visit to Miami this Saturday.
He also has offers to Virginia, Temple, Morgan State and Monmouth.
UPDATE (5:30 PM)-
**Woodland Hills Class of 2020 tight end Joshua Rawlings continues to attract Division I attention. The 6-foot-5, 230 pound athlete made it a half-dozen offers on Tuesday, when Western Michigan extended a scholarship offer to go along with Akron, Kent State, Toledo, Temple and William & Mary.
— Joshua J. Rawlings (@jraw089) December 11, 2018
UPDATE (5:00 PM)-
**Pitt has offered its third player of the day and second from HD Woodson High School in Washington, D.C. The Panthers have offered Class of 2020 safety Ke’Von Hunter.
Hunter stands at 6-foot and 184-pounds, according to 247 Sports. He has not yet been rated. Pitt is his fifth Power Five offer, joining Auburn, Florida State, North Carolina and Syracuse.
— RIP MA (@lil_hham) December 11, 2018
Pitt offered his classmate Teylor Jackson earlier in the day. Andre Powell is the Panthers’ recruiter for that area.
UPDATE (4:15 PM)-
**Former Pitt quarterback Thomas MacVittie will be returning to the Division I level in 2019. MacVittie, who played for Mesa Community College in 2018 after transferring from Pitt, has committed to play at Kansas. MacVittie will be a redshirt junior and have two seasons of eligibility with the Jayhawks.
It’s interesting to note that MacVittie will play at Kansas under new head coach Les Miles. When Miles was at LSU, the Tigers put on a late charge to try to get MacVittie to flip from Pitt after his senior year of high school.
How did MacVittie and the rest of the players that transferred from Pitt after 2017 fare? PSN’s Alan Saunders broke that down on Monday:
UPDATE (3:45 PM)-
**Pitt has offered Class of 2020 SS/OLB Teylor Jackson from HD Woodson High School in Washington, D.C. Jackson is 5-foot-10.5 and 197 pounds according to 247 Sports and has not yet been rated. His offers include Boston College, Indiana and Morgan State. Pitt has landed a player from HD Woodson in each of the last two classes, adding defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman in 2017 and four-star running back Mychael Salahuddin in 2018.
Blessed too say I have received another offer from the University of Pittsburgh pic.twitter.com/iivzGUfxes
— Taefor6♟ (@Tae10k) December 11, 2018
UPDATE (2:50 PM)-
My Pitt-hating employer found it somewhere in its heart to nominate six Pitt-adjacent people/teams (James Conner, Aaron Donald, Pat Narduzzi, Heather Lyke, Samantha Snider and Pitt women's volleyball) for the Dapper Dan sportsman/sportswoman of the yearhttps://t.co/7eRAZ4hmrr
— Craig Meyer (@CraigMeyerPG) December 11, 2018
UPDATE (2:26 PM)-
Mike Ditka’s heart attack was initially described as “mild,” but he called it “massive” https://t.co/QVan9cPf54
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 11, 2018
UPDATE (2:09 PM)-
**I received a number of messages from Pitt fans following this tweet from current commit defensive end Bryce Nelms. Was he referring to Pitt?
Food for thought. pic.twitter.com/zf5tPoUStz
— Bryce Nelms (@BryceNelms58) December 11, 2018
The answer to that is No. PSN reached out to Nelms and he said, “My message was for some recruits that I know that are blowing their opportunities waiting for what they think will be a better offer. Tell Pitt fans that I’m 100% committed to Pitt, notice my new profile pics”
In fact, Nelms tells me that tomorrow he’ll be having his home visit from Pat Narduzzi and Tim Salem.
UPDATE (1:36 PM)-
▶️Passing Stats 91-128 for 1660 yards 29 tds 2 ints ▶️Rushing Stats 93 carries 728 yards 16 rushing tds ▶️2018 state champs 💍💍 https://t.co/03pn45Gs2m
— ⚡️Kyi Wright‼️ (@Kyi_Dorian3) December 11, 2018
UPDATE (1:26 PM)-
**Pitt extends an offer to 2020 defensive end Jalen Reeves from University School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Reeves (6-1, 220) also has Power Five offers from LSU and Boston College.
UPDATE (1:07 PM)-
— Matthew Goncalves (@MattGoncalves77) December 11, 2018
UPDATE (12:57 PM)-
**Yesterday you might have seen this tweet.
— John Sieckowski (@AMGJOHN) December 10, 2018
PSN has confirmed that this plane trip by Pat Natduzzi and Shawn Watson was to California to visit with Travis Koontz, who remains Pitt’s top tight end target. I’m hoping to have more on this visit later today.