It’s been a wild last couple days as the Pitt football program has gotten picked up four commitments for their Class of 2021.
The player that got things started was 3-star pass-rusher Trevion Stevenson from Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia. Following his decommitment from Old Dominion, Stevenson’s recruitment took off, as he received offers from Penn State, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA and West Virginia.
In the end, led by Chris Beatty and Pat Narduzzi, the Pitt coaches won this battle and convinced Stevenson that they were best suited to help him achieve his dream of playing in the NFL.
”It was an overall positive feeling about the school and the football program,” Stevenson told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “In the end, I did what was best for me and my family and my future.”
“I will say this: we will be great at Pitt.”
That’s a bold statement but Stevenson is someone that believes in himself and his talents. Before deciding on Pitt, the Virginia native had many elite programs pursuing him and saying a lot of the same things that he was hearing from Pitt. Ultimately, what sold him on the recruiting messages from Beatty and Narduzzi?
”They have a great program, they’re rising in the ACC, they have a top 10 defense in the country and I’d fit their defensive scheme great. I also believe that the program will have chance to build around me announcing my commitment. I really believe that I’ll be able to do great things at Pitt,” said Stevenson.
“Pittsburgh is a great city, the academics are outstanding and their graduation rate is top notch and those are things that I also look at when making my decision.”
Now that he’s in the fold, like freshman Dayon Hayes has done, Stevenson tells PSN that he will turn into a player/recruiter and try and influence other top players to join him at Pitt.
“I plan on telling other recruits that ‘H2P’ is the way to go.”
Despite playing outside linebacker in high school, Stevenson tells me that his position at Pitt will be defensive end and that he tries to pattern his style of play after Isaiah Simmons or Von Miller. Simmons, the former star at Clemson, was in the headlines last night getting drafted 8th overall by the Arizona Cardinals.
Before selecting Pitt, Stevenson says that he was getting recruited the most by Pitt, Penn State, Louisville, Texas, Florida State and West Virginia. Stevenson tweeted something out this morning for any teams that might try and still pursue him.
RECRUITMENT IS SHUTDOWN !
— Trevion Stevenson (@tjstevenson11) April 24, 2020