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Pitt Finalist for Four 2020 Safeties

Pitt Finalist for Four 2020 Safeties

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National Signing Day is always an interesting day and Wednesday will definitely be so for Pat Narduzzi’s program.

Pitt is actively recruiting four safeties and in position to land all of them.

PSN has confirmed that Pitt is a finalist for Derek Bermudez, Buddy Mack, Davonte Brown and Lovie Jenkins.

The “new” name in that group is Jenkins, who confirmed to PSN that he made an official visit to Pitt this weekend. The three-star recruit from Ocoee, Florida is currently committed to Louisville but told PSN Sunday morning that on Wednesday, he will be deciding between Pitt and Louisville.

Jenkins (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) is someone that Pitt has been recruiting for over a year and were thought to be done with after he committed to Louisville. Jenkins has been highly recruited as he’s been offered by over 40 programs including Tennessee, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Miami, Minnesota, Missouri, NC State, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Syracuse, Central Florida, Virginia, West Virginia and Vanderbilt.

Brown is from American Heritage in Plantation, Florida and will be deciding on Wednesday between Pitt, Miami and Central Florida. Miami is believed to be the favorite but the Pitt staff, including Narduzzi, visited him earlier this week.

PSN caught up with Mack Sunday morning and he said that Pitt’s campus was beautiful and that the Cathedral of Learning stood out to him the most. Mack said that he is still committed to Charlotte but will make his final decision on Wednesday. Although Mack said he’s still committed to Charlotte, it’s safe to assume that over the next couple of days he will talk with his family about the situation at Pitt and give them serious consideration.

The final player that they’re in contention for is Bermudez, a three-star safety and former Florida State commitment. Narduzzi, Cory Sanders and Archie Collins all visited him on Thursday and PSN has been told they made a very positive impression on him. In a very in-depth way, they broke down with him and the role he’d have in Pitt’s defense, their scheme and why he’d have a chance to excel. Bermudez and his coaches were very impressed with Narduzzi’s presentation.

Pitt will likely aim to get commitments from two of these players.


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Terrence Otoole

Mike why all the safetys ,is royal still committed, he’s been really quiet


Graduating two, so they’ll probably take at least two. Also lost Coleman who might’ve been able to contribute at FS and could lose one more if Ford goes.

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Good b/c Ford is NFL bound.


I also think Ford is going pro. Hate to see it but good for future recruitment.

Terrence Otoole

It’s amazing being a die hard member and then being ignored when asking questions


This reminds me of the situation about three years ago when they were at the finish line with a bunch of good LB’s, including Nathan Proctor and another who was considering Pitt after de-committing from VT. They ended up with none. That year they also missed on a bunch of DE’s late, too. Here’s to hoping the crew is right this year because they pretty much whiffed that year.

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