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Pittsburgh Sports Now’s not a part of Pitt football’s recruiting meetings and although we try, it’s impossible to know every recruit that the Panthers staff is in communication with and visiting.
Last night, we got another example of that as a member of the staff met with a senior defensive back.
Safeties coach Cory Sanders was in South Carolina last night for a in-home visit with 3-star safety Buddy Mack, who’s currently committed to Charlotte. With the decommitment of Tee Denson, Pitt is still looking to add at least one more defensive back to their 2020 recruiting class but it looks like it won’t be Mack.
“This summer, they (Pitt) offered me at a camp in Georgia, in June or July,” Mack told Pittsburgh Sports Now last night. “Initially I was in contact with Coach Collins but then I didn’t hear from them until recently when Coach Sanders started to pick things up.”
Mack says that the reason the communication with Pitt wasn’t consistent because of the three defensive back commitments they received in June from Denson, Hunter Sellers and Jahvante Royal. Things have changed in Pitt’s recruiting class and they’re now looking to add more defensive backs.
“We got in contact with each other a couple weeks back and started talking again. Coach Sanders and I started talking about my season and he told me that he was going out recruiting this week and asked if he could come in on a home visit,” said Mack.
“He told me that they want to add another safety, he talked to me about Pitt’s defense and talked to me about how and where I’d play in the defense and stuff. It was basically just recruiting stuff.”
While he appreciates the interest and the opportunity to talk with Pitt, Mack tells me that he’s going to stick with the decision he made back in September and stay committed to Charlotte. Mack told me that he communicated that with Sanders at the end of the visit.