The run on commitments continued on Thursday for the Pitt football program as Pat Narduzzi received a commitment from an offensive lineman from Florida.
Class of 2021 offensive guard Marco Fugar (St. Thomas Aquinas, Fort Lauderdale, Florida) decided to make a commitment to Narduzzi’s program and became Pitt’s eighth commitment in the Class of 2021. Fugar (6-foot-4, 270 pounds) becomes their second pledge from an offensive lineman, joining Ohio offensive tackle Terrence Rankl.
Despite having only one other Power Five offer (Maryland), Fugar is someone that Charlie Partridge and the staff have maintained contact with and have recruited heavily over the last couple of months.
After having his unofficial visit canceled in April due to COVID-19, Fugar received a virtual tour of Pitt from Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt staff.
“We went on FaceTime and he started telling me everything about the program, the history of it and asked if I wanted to get a virtual tour,” Fugar told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “Coach then showed me the football offices, the practice fields, the new room, the hangout place for all the players, some of the jerseys, the awards from the ex-players.”
The plan is for Fugar to make an official visit to Pitt sometime in the month of June.
With this decision today, Fugar becomes Pitt’s ninth verbal commitment with five on the offense (Fugar, Rankl, quarterback Nate Yarnell, receivers Myles Alston and Jaden Bradley Rankl and running back Rodney Hammond) and three on the defense (ends Trevion Stevenson and Nahki Johnson and safety Javon McIntyre).
This is the third straight year that Pitt picked up a player from, St. Thomas Aquinas, a talent-rich Florida powerhouse. The others were four-star defensive back Jahvante Royal in 2020 and three-star running back Daniel Carter in 2019.