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Inside the Numbers: An Early Breakdown of Pitt Football’s 2020 Offers



The Class of 2019 Recruiting Class is in the rear-view mirror and the focus is now on the Class of 2020.

The Pitt staff has already extended offers to over approximately 180 juniors from many different states. Instead of focusing on just one player, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at a few different categories concerning the players that have already heard from Pitt.

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Which position has received the most offers? What part of the country is Pitt recruiting hardest? How many 4-star players has Pitt offered so far?

Let’s start off with a breakdown of offers made to positions. It doesn’t come as a surprise that the top two offered positions to this point have been defensive end and wide receivers.

Next, the area that most fans look to when evaluating a player and that’s his star ranking. As of Feb. 8, here’s the breakdown on individual star rankings.

Where is the staff spending the most time recruiting and offering players? As it’s been for the last couple of seasons, the state of Florida has topped this list but number two on this list might surprise you. It’s also evident that the staff has a focus on Maryland and Virginia.

Finally, as all college programs do, each assistant coach recruits a certain territory. From time to time, a coach might go into a different state but for the most part they recruit the same state and regions on a yearly basis.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Raymond Hooks
Raymond Hooks
3 years ago

It is an absolute joke that Pitt, as a power 5 school, continues to recruit NR and 2 star players. The bar should be higher than that. Year after year the same old same old. This staff is in year 5…time to step up. Unfortunately, it seems like this staff is comfortable and set in their ways. Then again, not sure if it matters much because even when they get big time recruits, they don’t know what to do with them… AJ Davis Todd Sibley Shockey Jacques Louis Paris Ford Oh well…time to sit back and settle in for another… Read more »

Ryan Schaitkin
Ryan Schaitkin
3 years ago
Reply to  Raymond Hooks

Our first 2019 commit was Leslie Smith, who was not ranked at the time and wound up being ranked a 3-star commit. Not being ranked, especially as a junior, means almost nothing.

As for offering 2-star juniors, similar idea. A bunch will ultimately wind up being 3-star guys. And I think you’d be surprised by how many teams make offers to players like that.

About 3/4 of our offers are to 3- and 4-star recruits. I don’t think this is a big deal at all.

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