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Gerald Drumgoole First to Sign NLI in Pitt’s Class of 2019



Pitt head coach Jeff Capel received one letter of intent on the first day of the signing period on Wednesday, as La Lumiere (Indiana) wing Gerald Drumgoole submitted his paperwork to officially join the Panthers.

Drumgoole, a 6-foot-6, 195-pound native of Rochester, New York, was the first player to give his commitment to Capel in the recruiting class of 2019.

Courtesy of Gerald Drumgoole

“Gerald is a proven winner with an outstanding approach to the game,” Capel said in a press release. “He is a selfless player willing to fill any role in order to help his team win. He has shown the ability to be an outstanding scorer as well as high-level defender and rebounder. His mental and physical maturity along with his work ethic will enable him to compete for immediate playing time.”

With La Lumiere, Drumgoole finished his senior season with a 29-1 record and finished second in the high school national championship held earlier this month in New York.

Drumgoole is rated as a consensus four-star player, the No. 117 player in the class, the No. 24 small forward and the No. 4 player in Indiana, as compiled by 247 Sports.

He chose Pitt over other major-conference offers from DePaul, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota and South Carolina.

Capel should be expecting at least two more letters of intent during this signing period from fellow commits Karim Coulibaly and Justin Champagnie.

Include those verbal commitments, Pitt still has at least four open scholarships remaining for the 2019-20 season. The signing period will be open until May 15.

The Panthers will begin play Nov. 6 at home against Florida State.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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