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.
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.”
I been that ever since little league pic.twitter.com/Wjxtb1KkCd
— Derrveron (bobby) maxwell-black (@DerrveronM1) May 28, 2020
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.