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Pitt 3-Star OL Target Zachary Aamland Commits to Illinois

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Despite Pitt seemingly earning top contender status for three-star offensive tackle Zachary Aamland, his three-way decision between Pitt, West Virginia and Illinois ended with the Illini on top.

Aamland (a 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive lineman from the Hun School in Princeton, New Jersey) announced a May 30 decision date just yesterday, after having official visits scheduled to all three finalists, but it’s likely he will no longer take his visits to either Pittsburgh or Morgantown.

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).

While landing Aamland would’ve been a nice haul for Pat Narduzzi and Pitt, there’s no time to waste as Pitt’s hectic month of June kicks off with official visits starting this week.

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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Jim
Jim
29 days ago

It’s all about the 💰at this point don’t need to be Wind and dined anymore….

local_troll
local_troll
29 days ago
Reply to  Jim

I do not think any 3* are getting any money.

kevin
kevin
29 days ago
Reply to  Jim

Yes it is! Anyone who doesn’t agree doesn’t know what’s actually going on.
H2P!!!

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
29 days ago
Reply to  Jim

So a 3* talent is getting big dollars?
He’s going to play in the BigTen for a better coach

Last edited 29 days ago by On Campus Stadium Please
Section 122
Section 122
29 days ago

Not sure if Beilma is better. Better at hitting the buffet table maybe.

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
29 days ago
Reply to  Section 122

He is a better coach, and better buffet eater for sure

TJ
TJ
29 days ago

Not a bad choice … best wishes to the young man. I expect he can have a nice career there but don’t see loads of team success for titles or major bowl games.

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
29 days ago
Reply to  TJ

but you see titles and major bowl games in the future for Pitt?

TJ
TJ
29 days ago

i certainly can see the possibility of a coastal title or two …. and, respectable bowl games … yes.

Pittband
Pittband
29 days ago

Sure sound like a Niter to me. Anyone else?

Alfresco
Alfresco
26 days ago
Reply to  Pittband

Yep pretty much a State Penn troll, Brett Belima has had 3 winning seasons since 2012 as a head coach and he bolted Wisconsin due to Lord Barry Alvarez pulling all the strings as AD.

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