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2023 3-Star OL Zachary Aamland Announcing Commitment Today

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Zachary Aamland has scheduled official visits to Pitt, West Virginia and Illinois throughout June, but it appears that he’s seen what he’s needed to when it comes to making a decision.

Aamland, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound three-star offensive tackle from the Hun School in Princeton, New Jersey, has officially narrowed his list of 16 offers to just Pitt, WVU and Illinois — and he’s making his decision on where he’ll play college football today at 5 p.m.

With a visit to Pitt last fall to watch Pitt knock off Virginia at Heinz Field — and clinch the ACC Coastal — and two more this spring (one for Pitt’s Junior Day in January and another in March), he’s seen a lot of Pittsburgh already. And he felt confident enough to schedule an original official visit.

“I think my experience (in January) was awesome because the first time I visited, it was football only,” Aamland told PSN in January. “This time, we went into the academic buildings and told us about their academic programs and the support that they give their players after football. Learning about all that stuff on top of their football program, it was amazing.”

Aamland has also made unofficial visits to WVU and Illinois, along with schools like Louisville, Rutgers, Nebraska, Syracuse and Kentucky, so he’s experienced an in-depth recruiting process.

Pitt was Aamland’s second Power Five and third Division I scholarship out of the Hun School, and Pitt has been in his recruiting process since nearly the beginning.

247Sports rates Aamland as the 93rd-ranked offensive tackle and the 21st-ranked recruit from New Jersey while Rivals rates him as the 16th-ranked recruit from New Jersey. On3’s consensus ranking slots him as the 900th-ranked recruit in the class of 2023 (93rd-ranked interior offensive lineman and the 13th-ranked recruit from New Jersey).

However, both 247Sports and Rivals currently project Aamland to land with Illinois.

Pitt has landed in the finalist tier for a couple of 2023 recruits over the last few months, including three-star tight end Vance Bolyard (Greensboro, North Carolina), three-star defensive end Kamari Burns (Columbus, Ohio), three-star cornerback Jermaine Mathews (Cincinnati, Ohio), four-star defensive end Desmond Umeozulu (Upper Marlboro, Maryland), four-star offensive lineman Amir Herring (West Bloomfield, Michigan), four-star defensive end Dashawn Womack (Baltimore, Md.), three-star offensive lineman Jordan Church (Bradenton, Florida), three-star cornerback Shelton Lewis (Stockbridge, Georgia), three-star wide receiver Ayden Greene (Powell, Tennessee), four-star cornerback Braeden Marshall (Lake Mary, Florida) three-star wide receiver Andy Jean (Miami, Florida) and three-star wide receiver Hilton Alexander II (Douglasville, Georgia).

Pitt’s 2023 recruiting class includes four-star quarterback Kenny Minchey (Hendersonville, Tennessee) and three-star wide receiver Zion Fowler (Jersey City, New Jersey), and the class will only grow in the next weeks and months.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Krackerjack Kid
Krackerjack Kid
30 days ago

Any chance we will see a story on the ACC baseball semifinal game against NCST?

Terrence
Terrence
30 days ago

Why on earth do you continue to write stories about a recruit whose not coming here I clicked on it read the story hoping he was coming to pitt only to see at the end of the article telling us he’s going to Illinois it’s pure clickbait

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
30 days ago
Reply to  Terrence

Just like “making the top 5” for a 3* prospect. It’s a 3*!

Krackerjack Kid
Krackerjack Kid
30 days ago
Reply to  Terrence

But no coverage of the baseball game…

George Whyte
George Whyte
29 days ago

He picked Illinois over the ACC champion Panthers. And he’s rated a 5.5 on Rivals. Does Pitt have guys ahead of him on the board? And he had visited Pitt several times but hasn’t been to Illinois yet. Hard to understand.

Last edited 29 days ago by George Whyte
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