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Former Pitt RB Commit Henry Parrish Puts Panthers in Top 4

Former Pitt RB Commit Henry Parrish Puts Panthers in Top 4

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Four-star Miami running back Henry Parrish, Jr. is down to a final four of Pitt, Oregon, Ole Miss and South Carolina, he posted on Instagram on Friday.

Parrish, a four-star running back in the Class of 2020, originally committed to Pitt back in June after taking an official visit to Pitt.

But following an offer from Florida in September, Parrish started to look elsewhere and he officially de-committed from Pitt in December.
Parrish took official visits to South Carolina in September and Florida Atlantic in October. Then-FAU head coach Lane Kiffin has since been hired as the head coach at Ole Miss, and Parrish has a visit to Mississippi scheduled for Jan. 31.

Parrish has said he plans on making his commitment final next week.

A consensus four-star prosecutes from Columbus High School in Miami, Parrish is rated by 247 Sports composite as the No. 24 running back in the country and No. 51 player in Florida.

In addition to the above offers, he also received Power Five scholarship opportunities from Florida State, Indiana, Iowa, Miami, Michigan, Penn State, Tennessee, USC, Utah, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

Pitt has one other running back in its Class of 2020, four-star Brooklyn back Israel Abanikanda, who has already enrolled at Pitt. The Panthers did not lose a running back to graduation, so it does not appear that a second back is a necessity for the Panthers in the class.

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Eddie Futch
Eddie Futch
9 months ago

I would tell him no thanks.

Smljf
Smljf
9 months ago
Reply to  Eddie Futch

If he signs with Pitt, he’ll become the best back on their entire roster. Hes special.

So yes take him.

Pittband
Pittband
9 months ago
Reply to  Eddie Futch

Your comment is unappreciated.

Eddie Futch
Eddie Futch
9 months ago
Reply to  Pittband

He does not want to play here. He is used the Pitt offer and commitment to look for something better in his eyes. Tell him to go fly a kite. If you saw the kid that is coming from Brooklyn he is better anyway. He won Ny player of the year.

Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
9 months ago
Reply to  Eddie Futch

yea because we’re a program that can turn down elite talent. If anybody needs to go fly a kite, it’d be you. Abanikanda should be a very good RB, but he’s not on Parrish’s level.

Eddie Futch
Eddie Futch
9 months ago

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Kenny Tomaszewski
Kenny Tomaszewski
9 months ago

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Vicsbean
Vicsbean
9 months ago
Reply to  Eddie Futch

Yes, and NY is SUCH A HOT BED for high school football talent.

Kevin
Kevin
9 months ago

AJ Davis does NOT have what it takes to get Pitt better. He’s average at best. Always take talent unless they’re entitled!

Pitt Fan in North Huntingdon
Pitt Fan in North Huntingdon
9 months ago

A second running back- especially one with Parrish’s talent- is very much a necessity for this recruiting class.

Pitt Fan in North Huntingdon
Pitt Fan in North Huntingdon
9 months ago
Reply to  Alan Saunders

For the most part, I agree with your assessment. However, I’d say signing a player of Parrish’s caliber is a bigger priority than signing a developmental O-lineman or D-lineman just to have numbers. IMHO, and within reason, Pitt should sign the most talented players and figure where to play them once they’re on campus. If Pitt needs another O-lineman, D-lineman, LB, etc. they most likely can address those needs with their existing players. Will Pitt be fine with one stud RB this class? Probably. However, if Parrish has the ability to push for a starting job as a true freshman,… Read more »

Terry Durko
Terry Durko
9 months ago

In pro football, Franco Harris was a good running back playing behind the best offense line of the time. He would have been less than average with out them. Get the offense linemen and anyone could get you 5 yards a carry or more.

Pittband
Pittband
9 months ago

Sibley is a question mark. Has the pedigree and has shown flashes but getting hurt ended that. Paul Chryst never saw a running back he didn’t like. I think Parrish behind an established offensive line next year could be the key to getting over the top. Still need a minimums of four first line backs and more if you can get ‘em.

Vicsbean
Vicsbean
9 months ago

“Then-FAU head coach Lane Kiffin has since been hired as the head coach at Ole Miss, and Parrish has a visit to Mississippi scheduled for Jan. 31.
Parrish has said he plans on making his commitment final next week.”

The latest date to “next week” is the 25th. That is six days before he visits Ole Miss. Don’t believe a word he tells you.

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