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Beaver Falls’ Josh Hough ‘In Shock’ After Pitt Offer

Beaver Falls’ Josh Hough ‘In Shock’ After Pitt Offer

Pat Narduzzi said Wednesday on Twitter that “The first day of spring recruiting starts today. Starting in our back yard – Western Pensylvania. On the Hunt!”

Thursday, we found out some of what Narduzzi was hinting at as the Pitt program offered a couple of local players, Beaver Falls junior athlete Josh Hough and Brashear freshman Ta’Mere Robinson.

Hough becomes the eighth player in the WPIAL Class of 2021 to receive an offer from their hometown school, joining Gateway’s Derrick Davis, North Allegheny’s Khalil Dinkins, Central Catholic’s Elliot Donald, Baldwin’s Dorien Ford, Central Valley’s Stephon Hall, West Mifflin’s Nahki Johnson and Peter Township’s Donovan McMillon.

The Beaver Falls star found out about the news on a phone call from Narduzzi

“I got a message today from my coach to give Coach Narduzzi a call,” Hough told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I called him and then we were talking about how he was talking to my head coach yesterday for a while. He then told me that if Pitt had a spring camp that he wanted to evaluate me there but he couldn’t now because of the virus. Coach then told me that we want to offer you a full scholarship to Pitt.

“When he told me that I was like in shock for a while because I didn’t know that I was going to be getting that. I thanked him and told him that I appreciated it and thanked him for the opportunity that he gave me.”

Pitt joins Syracuse and Kentucky as Power 5 offers for Hough. Despite it being the closest to his hometown, the Beaver Falls star won’t rush to any decision and plans on investigating all opportunities.

“Getting the offer from Pitt is obviously different than the other offers, but I’m still going to keep all of my options open and going to take my time with this,” Hough said.

Hough (6-foot-3, 240 pounds) currently plays linebacker and running back for the Tigers and it’s yet to be determined what he’ll be playing in college.

“Coach Narduzzi said they’re offering me as a big athlete and that I can play anywhere. He told me that they think that I can play running back, defensive end or linebacker,” said Hough. “I’d like to play running back because I’ve played running back my whole life before I started playing defense.”

Courtesy of Josh Hough

In terms of future visits, Hough told PSN that he hasn’t determined that yet but hopes to do so when recruiting visits are permitted again.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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