A whirlwind period of commitment for Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi in the Class of 2021 wound down on Monday, as Virginia Beach wide receiver Myles Alston announced his verbal commitment to the Panthers.
Alston became the fourth commit to announce his intention to join Pitt’s Class of 2021 in less than a week’s time, joining Virginia defensive lineman Trevion Stevenson, Maryland wide receiver Jaden Bradley and Ohio offensive tackle Terrence Rankl.
The surge in commitments gave the Panthers seven in total for 2021, and also rocketed the Panthers up the national recruiting rankings. After the big haul, Pitt is now rated 27th in the country and fifth in the ACC, according to 247 Sports. Pitt’s class trails only North Carolina, Clemson, Miami and Virginia amongst conference opponents.
Pitt’s 2020 class was rated 44th in the country by 247, and the Panthers’ 2019 class was ranked 59th. The best class Pitt has had under Pat Narduzzi was the 2016 class, which was ranked 30th.
The last time Pitt had a recruiting class ranked in the 20s was in 2008, when five-star receiver Jonathan Baldwin helped Pitt to a No. 20 overall ranking.