Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt football program landed a commitment from one of the top players in the state and country on Friday as a legacy player is staying home.
Class of 2021 four-star defensive tackle Elliot Donald finally ended the anticipation with his recruitment by informing Narduzzi that he’d be following his uncle Aaron Donald’s footsteps and wearing the Panthers uniform.
— Elliot Donald (@ElliotDonald3) July 24, 2020
Landing Donald is a big recruiting win for Narduzzi as Donald selected Pitt over Kent State, Kentucky, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Toledo, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Donald becomes Pitt’s 18th commitment in the class and one that Pitt fans have been waiting on for months. He becomes the second four-star player to commit to Pitt from the WPIAL Class of 2021, joining West Mifflin defensive end Nahki Johnson.
This is the second year in a row that Pitt has landed the top defensive lineman in Pennsylvania, as Class of 2020 Westinghouse four-star defensive end Dayon Hayes also stayed home and signed with Pitt. The Panthers’ future defensive line could be heavy in highly rated Western Pa. talent with Donald, Hayes and Johnson.