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2021 3-Star ILB Derrveron Maxwell-Black Commits To Pitt



Pitt’s latest commitment is now public as Florida 2021 three-star linebacker Derrveron Maxwell-Black announced on Twitter that he’s coming to play for the Panthers.

Maxwell-Black is someone that’s always been considered a Pitt lean and on Thursday made that sentiment official by becoming Pitt’s 17th commitment for the Class of 2021. Back in January, Pitt was the first program to offer him a scholarship and since then, he picked up Power 5 offers from Illinois and Syracuse.

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Pittsburgh Sports Now’s Harry Psaros is very high on the addition of Maxwell-Black, calling him “heat-seeking missile that explodes to the football. Because of his speed, he has the potential to be a playmaker in Pitt’s defense by creating turnovers and tracking down ball-carriers in the backfield.” 

Last season at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Florida, Maxwell-Black recorded an impressive 83 tackles, four sacks and 16 tackles for loss.

Maxwell-Black (6-foot, 210 pounds) becomes the second linebacker in this recruiting class, joining Georgia three-star linebacker Preston Lavant. Credit Panthers linebackers coach and Southwest Florida area recruiter Rob Harley with the recruitment of Maxwell-Black. Maxwell-Black is the third member of Pitt’s 2021 recruiting class from the state of Florida (3-star CB Noah Biglow and OG Marco Fugar).

The addition of Maxwell-Black moved Pitt’s Class of 2021 back up to No. 21 in the Rivals class ranking.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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