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The Pitt football program hosted many local recruits over the weekend, many of whom were juniors and sophomores. One of those players was Beaver Falls junior running back and linebacker Josh Hough.
One of the things missing from Pitt’s offense this year was the presence of a big back and Hough definitely fits that description as he’s 6-foot-3, 240 pounds but moves like a player much lighter. This season for Beaver Falls, Hough rushed for 1273 yards and 18 touchdowns on just 135 carries (9.4 yards per carry).
https://t.co/quMNED5L1m 6’3 240 lbs
beaver falls high school (pa)
2019 3a tri county west most valuable offensive player.(wpial)
2019 3a Tri county west first team runningback and outside linebacker
4.5 40 time
135 car 1273 yds 9.4 avg 18tds
— ✌🏾🐍 (@JoshHough5) December 1, 2019
Following his unofficial visit to Pitt, PSN caught up with Hough to get his impressions of the weekend and get an update on his recruitment.
“I’ve been talking to Pitt for a couple of months now,” Hough told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “Honestly, I don’t know what or if anything is going to happen in terms of an offer but I hope I get it. Most schools are looking at me for defense, but Pitt is the only one that likes me at running back.
“Nothing really stood out to me about the day because I’ve visited Pitt already multiple times before this season but it was a cool experience to be back there once again. Pitt is a team that I follow a lot because they’re my hometown team and it would be such a cool experience to be able to play for them.”
Hough is hearing from a handful of programs such as Penn State, Miami of Ohio, Virginia Tech, Toledo, Kent State but is still waiting for that first Division I offer which will obviously be very special to him. Until he receives it, he’s going to continue working and will try and remain patient.
“My parents are telling me just to be patient and something will happen,” said Hough. “They are reminding me to stay focus, continue working and doing what I have to do.
“An offer from Pitt would mean a lot to me because they’re one of my favorite schools.”
As far as 2021 WPIAL prospects, Pitt has extended offers to Central Catholic four-star defensive tackle Elliot Donald, Baldwin three-star defensive tackle Dorien Ford, West Mifflin three-star defensive end Nahki Johnson (committed to Pitt), Gateway four-star athlete Derrick Davis and Peters Township three-star safety Donovan McMillon.