With less than a week until February National Signing Day, the situation with Timothy Brown and Pitt has been resolved.
Brown announced on Twitter that his recruitment has re-opened Friday night. Pittsburgh Sports Now has learned that Pitt decided to part ways with Brown after his legal situation became too tenuous to overcome.
Brown, a three-star prospect in the Class of 2020, had been committed to Pitt since June, but did not sign during the December signing period.
On Oct. 28, Brown was arrested and charged with robbery, felony battery, and kidnapping during a felony. He was and placed on house arrest. The police report says that Brown, 18, and three other teens jumped a man outside of a Walmart, Brown then reportedly pointed a gun in his face before he and three others threw him out of a moving SUV.
Following the news he received from Pitt, Brown released a statement on Twitter saying “I would like to thank the University of Pittsburgh football staff for everything with that being said my recruitment is 1000% open.”
Brown was Pitt’s second commitment back in June but was never able to sign his letter of intent because of the arrest.
The 3-star recruit was Pitt’s only defensive tackle in their Class of 2020 and it appears as though they’ll go this recruiting cycle without adding one.