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In the business of recruiting, it’s never a bad thing to be first and that’s the strategy Pitt is taking with a local talent.
2021 safety Stephon Hall (6’2″, 170) from Central Valley High School found out last night that he’d received an offer from him hometown school. This is Hall’s first D-I offer but expect that to change over the next couple of months as many other programs will be in on him.
Various members of the Pitt staff been watching Hall all season and they finally came through with an offer last night after Pat Narduzzi went to Central Valley High School yesterday morning to watch them practice prior to their state championship game this afternoon against Wyoming. Later Friday evening, Narduzzi called Central Valley head coach Mark Lyons to tell him that Pitt was officially offering his star safety and made it clear that the offer was a firm one.
Hall is one of the rising young prospects in the WPIAL and is a bit of an unknown to college football programs because he didn’t play last year and teams don’t have much film on him. Hall is a boundary safety that’s physical, has a nose for the football and can move with ease from sideline to sideline. Although it’s early, he’s drawn some comparisons to one of Pitt’s current starting safeties, Paris Ford.
Hall becomes the sixth 2021 WPIAL player to receive an early offer form Pitt: Central Catholic 4-star defensive tackle Elliot Donald, Baldwin 3-star defensive tackle Dorien Ford, 3-star defensive end and Pitt commit Nahki Johnson, 4-star Gateway athlete Derrick Davis and 3-star Peters Township safety Donovan McMillion.
The last player that Pitt recruited from Central Valley was a pretty solid get in 4-star safety Jordan Whitehead.