Pitt has landed on a couple of finalist lists for top 2023 recruits in recent days (three-star DE Kamari Burns and three-star CB Jermaine Mathews), and another top recruit has named Pitt as a finalist.
2023 three-star athlete Braedyn Moore, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound athlete out of Stephen T. Badin High School in Hamilton, Ohio, named Pitt to his Top 8 schools.
Moore narrowed down an offer list of Akron, Boston College, Central Michigan, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Duke, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kent State, Miami (Oh.), Minnesota, Pitt, Toledo and WVU to a Top 8 of Cincinnati, Boston College, WVU, Minnesota, Pitt, Illinois, Duke and Indiana.
— Braedyn Moore 🖤 (@BraedynMoore) April 4, 2022
Moore, a wide receiver/defensive back who appears to be leaning toward cornerback at the next level, helped lead Stephen T. Badin to a 15-1 record in 2021. The tall, rangy athlete was a key cog in Badin’s offense as a receiver who could haul in contest catches and a defensive back who could lockdown opposing receivers.
247Sports rates Moore as the 459th-ranked recruit in the class of 2023, checking in as the 38th-ranked athlete and the 10th-ranked recruit out of Ohio. Rivals hasn’t given him a national ranking, but he’s been given a 5.7 Rivals Rating and slots in as the 42nd-ranked athlete and the 10th-ranked recruit out of Ohio.
Moore visited Pitt for practice in March, speaking positively of his visit on Twitter, and he’s also visited Tennessee, Purdue, Cincinnati, WVU and Miami (Oh.) this year.
With a visit to Pitt already on the books, it can likely be assumed that Moore will be making a return visit to Pittsburgh in the coming months. And to compete with the schools in Moore’s Top 8, along with the latecomers, another visit will be crucial to his recruiting process.
With Moore’s skill as a wide receiver and cornerback, he would be a welcome addition as an elite athlete who could legitimately slot in either role in the future. With Pitt likely undergoing changes after the 2022 season, depending upon NFL Draft decisions, Moore would be a versatile option to have on the roster.
Pitt’s lone 2023 recruit, three-star wide receiver Zion Fowler (Jersey City, New Jersey), will likely be joined by a multitude of recruits in the coming weeks and months.