Pitt received its fifth commitment in the Class of 2021 on Thursday, when Ohio offensive lineman Terrence Rankl gave his verbal commitment to the Panthers.
I’ve found a new place to call home…
— Terrence (@TerrenceRankl68) April 23, 2020
Rankl, a 6-foot-6, 280-pound tackle from Ohio powerhouse Washington High School in Massillon, is a consensus three-star prospect.
He chose the Panthers over FBS offers from Akron, Appalachian State, Arizona State, Army, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Duke, Eastern Michigan, Iowa State, Kent State, Kentucky, Liberty, Miami University, Ohio, Purdue, Toledo, Tulane, Vanderbilt and Western Michigan.
Rankl had just received his offer from Pitt on March 6 after attending Pitt’s summer camps after his sophomore season.
“I had been to their summer camps last year and performed pretty well,” Rankl told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “After one of the workouts, Coach Borbely introduced me and another one of the lineman to Coach Narduzzi and they said they wanted to keep in touch. Since then, I’ve been in touch my area recruiter, Archie Collins.”
Rankl also told PSN in March that he’s planning on graduating early to enroll in January.
Rankl is the fifth player to announce his commitment to Pitt in the Class of 2021 and the first offensive lineman.