For the longest time, it appeared as though Josh Rawlings would be a slam dunk recruit for Pitt. However, as is often the case, not everything in recruiting is as it seems.
The three-star tight end from Woodland Hills made his decision Sunday night and selected Virginia over Pitt and Vanderbilt. He said his official visit to Charlottesville was what swayed him toward the Cavaliers.
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— Joshua J. Rawlings (@Giant_jay87) June 24, 2019
“In all honesty, Virginia was at the bottom of my Top 3 before the visits,” Rawlings said to Pittsburgh Sports Now. The other two being Vandy and Pitt. But when I got there, I had a feeling of ‘I don’t want to leave’ and I didn’t feel that anywhere else. I always felt that I should weigh my decisions at the other schools.”
Rawlings had over 25 offers and made official visits to Virginia, Minnesota, Vanderbilt and was at Pitt this past weekend.
Rawlings joins Sharpsville four-star OT Ja’Quay Hubbard as Western Pennsylvania players that have committed to Virginia in the last year. North Allegheny offensive lineman Derek Devin redshirted as a true freshman with the Cavaliers in 2018 and Thomas Jefferson linebacker Zane Zandier made eight starts as a sophomore.