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Hometown Throwdown Happening at Pitt on June 1st



The end of the college sports recruiting dead period on June 1 is shaping up to be a big day for the Pitt Panther football program.

While official visits won’t begin until June 4, the Pitt staff is planning a big day on June 1.

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Western Pennsylvania will be producing major Power Five talent over the next few years and most, if not all of those players will be part of the “Hometown Throwdown” on Tuesday. In an impressive and aggressive move, the Pitt staff has gotten a big group of players to all make unofficial visits to their hometown program on June 1.

Pittsburgh Sports Now has reached out and confirmed that the following players will be making unofficial visits to Pitt on Tuesday. Just a reminder that these are unofficial and not official visits, since a couple of the players visiting are in the Class of 2022.


Tyreese Fearbry: 2022 4-star defensive end from Brashear High School. Holds offers from Arizona State, Auburn, Boston College, Cincinnati, Indiana, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan State, Missouri, Penn State, South Carolina, Syracuse and West Virginia. Fearbry will return to Pitt later this week for his official visit on June 4.

Anthony Speca: 2024 middle linebacker from Central Catholic High School. Speca is only a freshman will be become a national recruit as one of the top linebacker prospects in the country. Speca already holds offers from Pitt, Penn State, Notre Dame, West Virginia and Purdue. Pitt was Speca’s first Division I offer.

Quinton Martin: 2024 athlete from Belle Vernon High School. Like Speca, Martin is already receiving Power 5 interest with early offers from Pitt, Penn State, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Maryland and West Virginia. Pitt was Martin’s first Division I offer.

Lamont Payne: 2023 cornerback from Chartiers Valley High School. Payne holds offers from Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Rutgers, Syracuse and Kent State.

Ta’Mere Robinson: 2023 4-star athlete from Brashear High School. Robinson is already rated as one of the Top 100 overall players in the Class of 2023. Robinson holds a long list of offers from schools like Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia, Notre Dame, Michigan, Kentucky, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, Maryland and Arkansas.

Rodney Gallagher: 2023 4-star wide receiver from Laurel High School. This elite two-sport star will also make an unofficial visit to Jeff Capel’s program on Tuesday. Gallagher is rated as one of the Top 100 players in the Class of 2023 with offers from Pitt, Arizona State, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ole Miss, NC State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Kameron Cheatom: 2023 defensive end from Brashear High School. Cheatom holds offers from Akron, Kent State and Toledo.

Josh Jenkins: 2023 quarterback from Sto-Rox High School. Last season, Jenkins was 75 of 122 for 1,427 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Julian Dugger: 2024 quarterback from Penn Hills High School. Dugger has the skillset to be a big-time recruit. As a freshman, he’s already 6’3″, 180 pounds.

Donovan Hinish: 2022 3-star defensive tackle from Central Catholic High School. Hinish holds offers from Pitt, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Central Florida, Toledo, Kent State, Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo and Coastal Carolina.

Brett Birch: 2023 wide receiver/defensive back from Gateway High School. Last season with Jeannette, Birch caught 49 passes for 731 yards, 14 touchdowns and also pulled in 5 interceptions.

Brad Birch: 2024 quarterback from Gateway High School. This 6’2″, 190 pound freshman quarterback has already received an offer from Oregon.

Sean FitzSimmons: 2022 3-star defensive tackle from Central Valley High School. FitzSimmons has already committed to Pitt.

We are led to believe that at least one other top players will be there as well but we’re waiting to hear back before listing them. When we do, we will add to this story.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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3 years ago

Innovative. Finally showing a commitment locally and in a way that makes sense and grabs attention. Should do it every year. Hopefully Aaron Donald is in town.

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