Mark Whipple has a quarterback in Pitt’s Class of 2021.
Three-star Austin, Texas quarterback Nate Yarnell announced his commitment to Pitt on Twitter on Thursday night.
I am very excited to announce I am committed to Pitt! Thank you to all the family and coaches that have helped get me to where I am today! #H2P @CoachDuzzPittFB @CoachWhipPitt pic.twitter.com/3ZSAsMbhGC
— Nate Yarnell (@NateYarnell) April 30, 2020
Yarnell, who plays at Lake Travis High School is 6-foot-6 and 200 pounds, a consensus three-star prospect and the No. 29 pro-style quarterback in the country, according to 247 Sports composite ranking.
Yarnell chose Pitt over offers from UAB, Houston, Nevada, Texas State, Tulsa and Utah.
His commitment gives Pitt a quarterback in the Class of 2021 after not getting a freshman in 2020. Pitt did receive a transfer from Arizona State’s Joey Yellen, giving them four scholarship quarterbacks once again in advance of the 2020 season and once again in 2021 with the addition of Yarnell after the graduation of Kenny Pickett.
Yarnell is the eighth player to announce his commitment to Pitt in the Class of 2021, Ohio tackle Terrence Rankl, Virginia running back Rodney Hammond, Maryland wide receiver Jaden Bradley and Virginia wide receiver Miles Alston on offense and Virginia defensive end Trevion Stevenson, Philadelphia safety Javon McIntyre and West Mifflin defensive end Nahki Johnson on defense.
Pitt’s last recruit from Texas was defensive back Erick Hallet in 2018.