Commitment No. 14 for Pitt in the Class of 2021 came in on Thursday as cornerback Noah Biglow de-committed from Iowa State and joined Panthers. Biglow is the first cornerback and second defensive back to pledge to Pitt in the class
Biglow (6-foot, 170 pounds) is a three-star recruit from powerhouse Armwood High School in Seffner, Florida and was committed to Iowa State, but things changed when he received an offer two weeks ago from Rob Harley. Since receiving the offer, Biglow spent time with the Pitt coaches through FaceTime, got a virtual tour of the Pitt campus and facilities and decided on Thursday to he wanted to switch his commitment from Iowa State to Pitt.
“The biggest factors for me making the switch were the coaches at Pitt,” Biglow told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I’ve been able to build a great relationship with them. We’ve really been able to talk and it hasn’t just been about football and because of that we were able to build a bond. After Coach Harley gave me the offer, he told me that we’re going to be on you hard now and we want you at Pitt. I knew right then that I was a priority and that meant something to me.
“Another big factor was that Pitt plays in the ACC and that’s close to home. Florida State and Miami will be on the schedule and my family will be able to see that. I also like the fact that Pitt is connected with the Pittsburgh Steelers and practice with them. That’s a big deal.”
Last season with Armwood, Biglow snagged six interceptions, eight pass deflections and says his ability to make plays is his top strength.
“I consider myself a ballhawk and someone that just finds the ball when it’s in the air,” said Biglow. “No matter where it is, I’ll get it and I’m a player that just creates turnovers for his team. Deflections are good but I pride myself and catching the ball and getting the interception.”
Iowa State was the first Power Five offer for Biglow and after committing to them in April, making the decision to de-commit wasn’t something that was easy to do.
“I’m not going to lie, it was stressful but after giving it to God, I just had to make the best decision for me,” he said. “After talking with family and friends, although it was a tough decision, I just said to myself that I have to make the decision that’s best for me and my future.”
Last week, Pitt sent a graphic to Biglow and fellow Florida three-star defensive back Jordan Oladokun with both their pictures on it. Clearly, the Panthers would like to add both those players and were able to land one of those players today. Now that he’s a Panther, Biglow says he’s going after Oladokun.
“He’s like a brother to me and he’s been a close friend to me for a long-time. Now that I made this decision, I’m going to turn into a recruiter and try and recruit him to Pitt.”