Justin Champagnie is the second Pitt player to submitted his signed National Letter of Intent, Panthers head coach Jeff Capel announced on Thursday.
Champagnie joins Gerald Drumgoole, who signed on the first day of the signing period on Wednesday, as official members of Pitt’s recruiting Class of 2019.
“Justin is a high energy player who competes hard on every possession,” Capel said in a press release. “He has the skill set and versatility to impact the game in a variety of ways and has shown the toughness to make winning plays. We are excited to have him join our program as he will be an excellent addition to our culture on and off the court.”
Originally slated to be a member of the Class of 2020, Capel convinced the 6-foot-5 wing from Bishop Loughlin High School in Brooklyn, New York to reclassify, the third such players he’s had move up a class since coming to Pitt.
Champagnie is a consensus three-star player, the No. 198 player in the Class of 2019, the No. 4 player in New York and the No. 46 small forward in the country, as compiled by 247 Sports.
He chose Pitt over high-major offers from Cincinnati, Rutgers, Seton Hall and Temple.
Champagnie’s twin brother, Julian, was also recruited by the Panthers, but he elected to remain in the Class of 2020.
In addition to Champagnie and Drumgoole, Pitt is expecting a letter of intent from 6-foot-8 Scotland Campus Sports forward Karim Coulibaly. The Panthers will have four open scholarships remaining.