Pitt has officially signed Class of 2020 guard Femi Odukale, the program announced on Wednesday.
A 6-foot-5 Brooklyn native, Odukale is a consensus three-star prospect and the No. 7 player in the state of New York, according to 247 Sports Composite rankings.
Odukale chose Pitt over offers from Manhattan, UMass, New Mexico, Niagara, Seton Hall, St. Bonaventure, Stony Brook, Virginia Tech and Washington State.
“Femi displayed outstanding versatility, talent, toughness and competitiveness during an outstanding post-grad season,” head coach Jeff Capel said in a press release. “We are excited to add him to our recruiting class and look forward to having him in our program. He is mentally and physically mature and will have an opportunity to come in and make an immediate impact next season.”
Odukale took a prep year with Springfield Commonwealth Academy in Springfield, Massachusetts, meaning that he is a year older than most of the rest of the prospects in the class.
With above-average length, he’s a versatile guard that can play all three spots, and should immediately help offset the depth lost this offseason by the transfers of guards Ryan Murphy to Tulane and Trey McGowens to Nebraska.
With the signing of Odukale, Pitt now officially has four players in its 2020 recruiting class, joining Ohio forward John Hugley, Philadelphia forward Noah Collier and Irish center Max Amadasun.
The Panthers still have two open scholarships remaining.