Stay updated on the days news and notes concerning Pitt, Duquesne, Robert Morris and the WPIAL with the PSN Recruiting Notebook.
UPDATE (7:00 PM)-
**Former Pitt defensive backs coach Renaldo Hill has been hired as the defensive backs coach of the Denver Broncos. Hill spent 2018 as the assistant defensive backs coach with the Miami Dolphins. He played for the Broncos from 2009-10.
OFFICIAL: We’ve named Renaldo Hill as defensive backs coach.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) January 17, 2019
UPDATE (4:25 PM)-
**PSN has been told that Pitt safeties coach Cory Sanders was in Woodbury, New Jersey to see 2020 quarterback Andre Parker. At this point, Pitt hasn’t offered but have been in touch with Parker a lot. Parker (6’2”, 180) holds an offer from Rutgers and plans on attending one of Pitt’s summer camps in June.
UPDATE (3:20 PM)-
**Pitt defensive backs coach Archie Collins was in Beaver County today at Blackhawk High School seeing 2020 athlete Marques Watson-Trent. They talked about Watson-Trent coming to visit and about what position he’ll play in college. Watson-Trent tells me he sees himself as a safety that can cover. He also got a visit from Rutgers.
UPDATE (2:43 PM)-
Rod Steele expected to be named new West Mifflin football coach https://t.co/k78eanJYmI
— Post-Gazette Sports (@PGSportsNow) January 17, 2019
UPDATE (2:27 PM)-
Another Panther going to Big League Spring Training. Congratulations to the big fella @TJZeuch on his invitation to Big League Spring Training with the Blue Jays. Proud of you. H2P!!
— Jerry Oakes (@oakstwnk) January 17, 2019
UPDATE (2:17 PM)-
**Former Seneca Valley and Colgate grad transfer linebacker r TJ Holl received an offer from Cincinnati. Holl is someone that Pitt has been in communication with.
UPDATE (2:02 PM)-
**Tim Salem was in Connecticut today at Danbury High School checking on 2020 DE/LB Jah Joyner. At this point, Pitt hasn’t offered Joyner (6’5″, 220) but that Salem has been in a lot of contact with him.
UPDATE (1:04 PM)-
**Yesterday, Rob Harley was at Lennard High School in Ruskin, Florida to see a few players and today one of them received an offer. 2020 offensive tackle Michael Rankins (6’5′, 265) received a Pitt offer. Rankins is a 3-star recruit with offers from Central Florida and Miami.
UPDATE (12:27 PM)-
**First offer of the day goes to Florida sophomore defensive back Markevious Brown, who got a visit this morning from Charlie Partridge.
I am truly blessed to have earned my fourth offer from The University of Pittsburgh ! @CoachPartridge @CNee247 @ABLichtenstein @Pitt_FB @Andrew_Ivins @JRWagner5 @Rivals @JerryRecruiting @coachmarroquin @PBFireFootball @ABLichtenstein @ClintE103 @JetRabbit21 @DemetricDWarren pic.twitter.com/wPUCpoy9xo
— Markevious Brown (@Brown27Mark) January 17, 2019
UPDATE (12:11 PM)-
**Pat Narduzzi and defensive coordinator Randy Bates were recruiting in Ohio yesterday at Springfield High School. PSN is told that they were their to check on a handful of junior recruits: 2020 running back Tayveon Smoot, 2020 running back Jeffrey Tolliver, 2020 wide receiver Jordan Howard, 2020 defensive back Jalan Minney and 2020 wide receiver/cornerback Larry Stephens. Smoot, Tolliver and Howard all have offers from Kentucky.
UPDATE (11:12 AM)-
**PSN is told that Charlie Partridge was in Pahokee, Florida this morning checking on two sophomore prospects: 2021 RB/S Geoffrey McKelton and 2021 CB Markevious Brown who holds early offers from Nebraska and Indiana.
UPDATE (11:08 AM)-
**Another offer for Central Catholic 2020 DE AJ Beatty.
— Aj Beatty🎥 (@ajbeatty88) January 17, 2019
UPDATE (10:44 AM)-
**Looks like Charlie Partridge is recruiting this morning in Pahokee, Florida.
— Charlie Partridge (@CoachPartridge) January 17, 2019
UPDATE (9:05 AM)-
Kennedy's dynamic duo of Oscar Tshiebwe and Maceo Austin have been nominated to play in the most prestigious HS BBB game in America: https://t.co/KWs9H4o5L8
— Bob Greenburg (@BobGreenburg) January 17, 2019
UPDATE (8:43 AM)-
— Chris Harlan (@CHarlan_Trib) January 17, 2019
— WPABruinsAAU (@WPABruinsAAU) January 17, 2019
Steelers sign DB Marcelis Branch to a Reserve/Future deal according to NFL transactions. Branch played at Robert Morris before going undrafted. Was with the Falcons the past two camps. Spent one season on their practice squad.
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) January 17, 2019