According to a report by Jason Jordan of Sports Illustrated, Pitt is currently hosting a five-star wing on an official visit.
Elite 2022 SG MJ Rice is on day 2 of his official to Pitt.
— Jason Jordan (@JasonJordanSI) August 4, 2021
MJ Rice is a 6-foot-5, 225-pound small forward who transferred from Oak Hill, where Pitt commit Judah Mintz will play, to Prolific Prep, another highly-ranked national prep program. According to the 247 Sports Composite, Rice is ranked as the No. 22 player in the class of 2022.
While multiple crystal ball picks have Rice choosing the professional route, he has listed Pitt among the schools that are recruiting him the hardest to multiple different outlets in the past few months.
2022 five-star MJ Rice tells me he’s being recruited the hardest by:
Also mentioned Duke was in the mix. pic.twitter.com/rs3sj75GB5
— Joe Tipton (@TiptonEdits) May 30, 2021
Rice will undoubtedly be a tough recruit to land for the Pitt staff, but the fact that Rice took the official trip to campus certainly shows that there is some sort of interest from his side as well.
Rice is a powerful wing who has one of the best all-around games in the nation. The five-star has been on the national recruiting radar for years boasting his ever-growing skill set at each level he has played at.