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Junior college tight end Daniel Moraga has verbally committed to Pitt, bringing the Panthers up to 16 scholarship players committed in the Class of 2020.
Moraga, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound tight end from Oxnard, California, spent the 2019 season with Ventura College, where he caught 17 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns in seven games.
He is rated as a three-star prospect by 247 Sports and the No. 6 junior college tight end in the country. Moraga originally attended Fresno State after graduating from Pacifica High School in 2017.
Moraga was on an official visit to Pitt this weekend, when he gave his commitment to head coach Pat Narduzzi. He’ll have two seasons of eligibility remaining with the Panthers. Pitt was Moraga’s only announced offer coming out of Ventura College.
Pitt is graduating a pair of tight ends after the 2019 season, with Will Gragg and Nakia Griffin-Stewart moving on. That leaves Pitt with just two players on scholarship at the position: Grant Carrigan and Kyi Wright.
Pitt has mined Ventura College for talent before, with quarterback Ricky Town joining the Panthers out of VC in 2018. Ventura head coach Steve Mooshagian was Pitt’s offensive coordinator from 1997-98.
Moraga’s commitment gives Pitt 16 commitments in the Class of 2020. They have at least 17 scholarship opening for next season.