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PSN Recruiting Notebook: December 12



The PSN Recruiting Notebook is your most reliable source for continually updated news and notes on Pitt and WPIAL Recruiting. 

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**The offers keep flowing in for 2020 Woodland Hills tight end Josh Rawlings. Wednesday, Yale was the latest school to reach out to the junior.

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**Both of Pitt’s Class of 2019 running backs finished their 2018 season with a national ranking.

Daniel Carter’s St. Thomas Aquinas team is ranked No. 9 in the CAC Top 25, down four spots after being upset by Lakeland in the Florida Class 7A state championship.

Meanwhile, Cardinal Gibbons, led by 130 yards and two touchdowns by Vincent Davis, won the Florida Class 5A final and leapt up from unranked to the No. 18 spot in the CAC rankings.

UPDATE (7:35 PM)-

**Pitt has extended an offer to a junior quarterback from Tampa, Florida. Tucker Gleason, a 6-foot-2, 196-pound pro-style quarterback from Plant High School is the Panthers’ latest offer.

Gleason has not yet been ranked, but already has offers from Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Toledo, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech. Hudl link.

He is the ninth quarterback in the Class of 2020 that Pitt has offered, and the second from his area. Pitt’s other 2020 quarterback offers are to Michael Alaimo (St. Joseph Regional, Montvale, N.J.), Parker McQuarrie (St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H.), Evan Prater (Wyoming, Cincinnati, Ohio), Anthony Romphf (Southfield, Mich.), Jack Salopek (Norwin), Evan Simon (Manheim Central), Gregory Spann (Lakewood, St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Tyler Van Dyke (Suffield, Conn.),

UPDATE (7:25 PM)-

**Home visit by Pat Narduzzi, Tim Salem and Dave Borbely in New Jersey with defensive end Bryce Nelms.

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**Pitt has offered a New Jersey recruit that was formerly committed to Rutgers. Class of 2019 safety Connor Greico earned an offer from Pitt. He’s a 6-foot-3, 198-pound safety that 247 Sports has rated as a three-star player. He is a senior at St. Joseph Regional in Montvale, New Jersey and is a former teammate of Class of 2018 Pitt quarterback Nick Patti, who he referenced with a hashtag in the tweet announcing his offer.

Greico has gotten plenty of interest since de-committed from Rutgers. He has offers to Air Force, Army, Buffalo, Cal, Cornell, Dartmouth, Iowa State, Navy, North Carolina, Oregon, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, West Virginia, UMass and Utah. He’s already taken three of his official visits, one to Army in June and to Oregon and Cal over the last two weekends.

UPDATE (3:06 PM)-

**Steel Valley sophomore DE/TE Nahki Johnson picks up an offer today from Robert Morris.

UPDATE (2:56 PM)-

**Pitt extends an offer to 2020 offensive tackle Marlon Martinez from St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Martinez (6’5”, 305) also holds offers from Louisville, LSU, Purdue, Syracuse, Indiana and Kentucky. Pitt just got a commitment from a teammate of Martinez, 4-star running back Daniel Carter.

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**PSN has confirmed that Jeff Capel was in attendence for 2020 4-star Butler Guard Ethan Morton’s game last night. Morton tells PSN that his sole focus is on his junior season.

UPDATE (10:45 AM)-

**Pitt has offered the underclass teammate of Class of 2019 commit Brandon Hill. Pitt extended an offer to Class of 2020 wide receiver Jalen Williams. Williams who is 6-foot-7, has not yet been rated. He was also offered by Syracuse on Wednesday. Hudl link.

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**It was a busy day in Florida yesterday for Charlie Partridge. During the day, he stopped by Deerfield Beach High School, which is home to some of the top junior talent in the country.

PSN is told that Partridge checked in on the following players:

*3-Star WR Deajaun McDougle (5’11”, 170) who holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Oklahoma.

*4-Star RB Jaylan Knighton (5’9”, 175) who’s already committed to Oklahoma and holds offers from Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia and LSU.

*3-Star WR Bryce Gowdy who has offers from school such as Auburn, Boston College, Florida, Florida St, Penn State, Nebraska, South Carolina, Syracuse and Purdue.

*QB Derohn King (6’1”, 180) who holds offers from Florida, Central Florida and Florida Atlantic.

*CB Anthony Prospere (6’0”, 180) who’s been offered by Kentucky.

*CB Chris Townsel (6’1”, 170) who’s been offered by Kentucky, Syracuse and Temple.

*OT Woody Jean (6’4”, 275) who’s been offered by Arizona, Syracuse, Temple and Florida Atlantic.

In the evening, Partridge and Rob Harley went on a home visit to 2019 commit linebacker Leslie Smith from Miami.

Courtesy of Leslie Smith

UPDATE (8:21 AM)-

**Future Pitt linebacker Brandon George playing some defense on the basketball court as well.

UPDATE (7:30 AM)-

**Yesterday, Shawn Watson was in Ohio recruiting a couple sophomore offensive lineman. Watson was in Stow, Ohio to check on sophomore guard David Wohlabaugh from Walsh  Jesuit High School. At this point, Wohlabaugh (6’4”, 260) is still looking for his first offer but us hearing from Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Syracuse and Vanderbilt.

Watson’s other stop was to see a player Pitt recently offered. 2021 offensive tackle Ben Christman (6’6”, 300) from Revere High School in Richfield, Ohio got a visit from the Panthers offensive boss. Christman holds early offers from Pitt and Cincinnati.

UPDATE (7:00 AM)-

**Here’s an update on Clearwater, Florida 2019 tight end Brett Seither. Last Wednesday, Seither received an in-home visit from Pat Narduzzi and Rob Harley. They attempted to talk Seither into making a future December official visit to Pitt. It apparently hasn’t worked because Seither tells PSN that he won’t be traveling to Pittsburgh this coming weekend.

Over the last few days, Seither has received in-home visits from TCU, Rutgers, Syracuse and Michigan State.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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