When Jahsear Whittington committed to Pitt in April, fresh off an unofficial visit to Pittsburgh for the first time, he set the foundation for a very, very strong class. He’s coming back to Pitt this weekend, and he’s bringing his top-ranked teammate — and best friend — with him.
Whittington, a 6-foot-2, 280-pound 2024 four-star defensive lineman from Imhotep Charter High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will be in Pittsburgh for the Rising Stars II camp this weekend. And Kenny Woseley, a 6-foot, 170-pound 2024 four-star defensive back from Imhotep, will be joining Whittington — for the second time.
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Woseley joined Whittington on his April visit, along with 2024 four-star athlete Willy Love, and he designated Pitt with a No. 1 or 2 status following the visit. With another visit back to Pittsburgh — and Whittington in his ear — for the Rising Stars camp, it could be the turning point in Woseley’s recruiting process.
Of course, the Pitt fans on social media could also be a deciding factor in helping Pitt land one of the top-ranked recruits in Pennsylvania.
“(Pitt) probably has the best fans in the world,” Whittington told PSN earlier this month. “I have seen some other fanbases when my recruitment was just open, and the Pitt fans, they gotta be top five, most likely No. 1. They’re loyal, they definitely interact with you. I just love when I see a Pitt fan like my stuff, retweet and tell me — the funniest thing is when they tell me they should hire me as a recruiter. That’s what I love about them. They show love and they make you feel at home, they make you feel like we’re all a family.”
247Sports rates Whittington as the 224th-ranked recruit in the class (21st-ranked defensive lineman and the ninth-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania) while Rivals rates him as the 146th-ranked recruit in the class (seventh-ranked defensive tackle and the sixth-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania).
247Sports rates Woseley as the 276th-ranked recruit in the class (30th-ranked cornerback and the 12th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania) while Rivals rates him as the 28th-ranked cornerback and the 13th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania.
With Whittington on board as Pitt’s keystone recruit of 2024, that vocal leader who has already begun recruiting potential teammates, one of those names has been Woseley. And after that initial visit, Woseley came away very impressed with the atmosphere at Pitt.
“They made me feel at home, even though I was six hours away, they made me feel at home,” Woseley told PSN in April. “The facilities are great, having the lounge — the lounge was actually crazy. They have a team meeting room, so they have different meeting rooms upstairs, and then the team meeting room that’s the defensive and offensive room. They have a soundproof wall in-between, so the defense is having meetings at one time and the offense is having meetings on the other side at the same time. During camp it gets hectic, they said.”
With another camp opportunity, assuredly with opportunities to meet up with Pitt’s coaching staff, it could be another opportunity to land yet another top recruit — and yet another top recruit from the Philly area.
It will be Whittington’s first opportunity back at Pitt since committing to Pitt a couple of months ago, and it will be yet another opportunity to progress in his development before officially arriving at Pitt.
“At the same time, I remind myself, I’ve got a long way to go,” Whittington said. “I’ve still got two years, two seasons. I think, ‘I’ve got two years, I’m gonna work my behind off, I’m gonna play my behind off, so once I get to Pitt, I’m ready.’”