The first public commitment from Pitt football’s official visit is in.
Three-star linebacker Bangally Kamara (Akron, Ohio) gave Pat Narduzzi a verbal commitment Saturday afternoon. Kamara becomes Pitt’s fourth commitment for their Class of 2020 and second defensive player.
Despite playing safety at Akron East, Bangally is being recruited by Narduzzi and Rob Harley to play outside linebacker.
”It wasn’t just one thing that got me to commit,” said Kamara told PSN. “Coming into the weekend, I really didn’t think I was going to commit but with everything I saw in the city, talking to the players, it just showed me a whole new side from just football and made me want to commit and where I needed to be.”
”I was in a meeting with Coach Narduzzi and I just told him I wanted to commit. He was happy and started screaming. I took the picture with him and signed the football. We kept it a secret until today.”
This is a nice get for Pitt because Bangally holds offers from Penn State, Michigan, Maryland, Kentucky, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue and Rutgers. In fact, Bangally had official visits scheduled to Michigan and Michigan State scheduled but won’t be taking them.
Bangally is one of six recruits from Ohio that were in town this weekend for their official visits and their first from the Buckeye State since Tyler Bentley in the Class of 2018. Pitt didn’t get a single player from Ohio last year.
Pitt is hoping to land another player from Akron in linebacker Devin Hightower, who also visited them this weekend.
“I’m glad this is over and feel like I made a great decision.”
— BANGALLY🗡🥀 (@bengally_kamara) June 16, 2019