Pat Narduzzi and his program historically have enjoyed tremendous success receiving verbal commitments in the months of May and June.
Last season’s recruiting class received seven commitments in those two months while back in the Class of 2020, the Panthers received ten commitments. Currently, four players have committed to Pitt in June but no doubt, the decrease in numbers can be attributed to the college recruiting dead period just opening up on June 1 after no official or unofficial visits being permitted for over a year.
Many high school players have spent this month making their official visits so it’s likely the number of commitments will be on the rise at the end of the month and going into July.
Speaking of July, things are shaping up for that first week to potentially being either a very successful or disappointing week for the Panthers.
Pittsburgh Sports Now told you on Sunday that Perry 2022 four-star defensive end Tyreese Fearbry will be his much anticipated decision on July 4. The highly coveted defensive end will be choosing between Pitt, Penn State, Auburn and Kentucky. This coming weekend, Fearbry will make his official visit to Auburn. Right now, Penn State is the team to beat.
3-star wide receiver Marcus Peterson (Lake City, Florida) will also make an upcoming decision. Peterson told PSN that, like Fearbry, he will announce his decision on July 4 and will be choosing between Pitt, Cincinnati and Central Florida. Peterson made his official visit to Pitt during the first week of June.
A third player that’s on Pitt’s radar plans to decide the first week of July. Three-star defensive end/linebacker Keon Wylie, from Imhotep Charter School in Philadelphia, plans to announce his decision on July 3. Wylie made his official visit to Pitt the first week of June and completed his visit to Penn State over the weekend. This coming weekend, Wylie will make his final official visit to Kentucky.
Fearbry, Peterson and Wylie are players that have committable offers from the Panthers.
The question now is whether Fourth of July week be filled with fireworks for the Pitt program?