While Pitt is trying to land commitments from both 2021 recruits as well as players currently in the transfer portal, its newest target comes from the latter.
Pitt’s next transfer portal target is Jordan Geronimo, a 6-foot-6, 220-pound freshman forward who played one season for Archie Miller at Indiana.
Geronimo, who was formerly a top-100 ranked recruit on ESPN, RIvals, and 247Sports, won New Hampshire Gatorade Player of the Year honors his senior year playing for St. Pauls School. While he did not hold an offer from Pitt in high school, he did have a pool of over 20 schools to choose from prior committing to Indiana.
For the Hoosiers, the freshman Geronimo struggled to carve out much of a role, playing an average of just eight minutes per game with a season high of 16 minutes in one contest. He averaged 2.2 points and 1.8 rebounds per game, while making 19 of his 37 field goals and four of his ten 3-point attempts. Geronimo struggled mightily from the free-throw line this season, going just five of 18 from the charity stripe.
Since entering the portal, Geronimo has heard from Pitt, Virginia, Providence, Texas A&M, Ohio State, Penn State, Seton Hall, according to Jake Weingarten of Stockrisers.com. Just days after Indiana hired new coach Mike Woodson, Woodson publicly stated how his number one priority right now is to retain the Hoosiers that are currently in the portal, so it can be expected for Indiana to also be a player once again in the recruitment of Geronimo.
The Newark, New Jersey native is very athletic, possesses a strong frame, and is a very solid defender. While he did not play enough minutes this year to show his true potential as a scorer, Geronimo did handle the scoring load in high school, averaging 18 points per game at that level. He also averaged around nine points per game on the highly competitive Adidas Gauntlet Circuit in his final AAU season.