For the second time in less than 24 hours, a player from the state of Georgia committed to Pitt.
Although he gave his commitment to Pat Narduzzi on Sunday at the end of his official visit, cornerback Hunter Sellers made it official Monday night on Twitter that he’s a future Pitt Panther.
— HUNT (@huntsell_) June 18, 2019
Sellers (6-foot, 180 pounds) is a three-star recruit that held offers from schools such as Boston College, Duke, Indiana, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, Minnesota, Purdue, UCF and Wisconsin. The Georgia native becomes Pitt’s eight commitment for the Class of 2020 and the sixth defensive player.
Pitt and in particular, defensive backs coach Archie Collins, have been recruiting Sellers for more than a year and on Monday, they officially landed their man.
“First off, I had a great weekend at Pitt and really enjoyed myself,” Sellers told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “The biggest thing for me really was the time I spent with the players, seeing how they bond and seeing how they act when their together. Honestly, they treated me as if I was already on their team and was one of them. That was really big and meant a lot to me.
“I really didn’t decide I was going to commit until I got in his office for my final meeting and talked with him. I started thinking about everything that happened over the weekend and felt that I saw myself wanting to play there and fitting into their defense well. When I told Coach Narduzzi he was very excited as were all the coaches in the room, Coach Collins, Coach Bates, Coach Sanders.”
Sellers is now the third player from Georgia that’s committed to Pitt for this class and Pitt’s emphasis on his state is something Sellers noticed.
“I knew that two other Georgia guys were going there and that was another big part for me,” he said. “Going up to Pittsburgh and the weather being different from Georgia, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do that but I got over that and realized that Pitt was the best spot for me.”
The bond that he developed with the players was important but so was the strong one he has with Collins, who recruited him harder and more consistent than anyone else.
“He did a great job recruiting me,” Sellers said. “He’s been recruiting me hard for over a year now. I looked back and saw that some of the other coaches that were recruiting me fell off, came and went but Coach Collins always was consistent with me, has always been honest and probably the biggest reason why so many kids relate and like him as a coach and a person.”