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Pitt Football Receives Commitment from 2023 3-Star RB Montravius Lloyd

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Adding a running back was one of the top priorities for Pitt’s 2023 recruiting class, and they were able to accomplish that.

On a busy Saturday of commitments, Pat Narduzzi and the Panthers received a commitment from three-star running back Montravius Lloyd from Lakewood High School in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Credit assistant coach Cory Sanders as the lead recruiter of Lloyd.

Before deciding on Pitt, the 6-foot, 205-pound back also held offers from Arizona, Coastal Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, South Florida, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

As he was boarding his plane to head back to Florida, Lloyd spoke quickly with Pittsburgh Sports Now about his decision to join Pitt’s Class of 2023.

“I made the decision after spending time here and being around the Pitt coaches and just seeing the city of Pittsburgh,” said Lloyd. “I kind of knew before I got here that I could be committing to Pitt this weekend. Reason for that was the relationship that I have with Coach Sanders and Coach (Andre) Powell. The coaching staff was very excited today when I told them my decision.”

Some schools, such as Florida State were recruiting Lloyd to play both sides of the ball, in particular at safety, but Pitt has him penciled in as a running back. When asked to describe himself as a back and his playing style, Lloyd told PSN that, “I’m an all-around back.”

When reviewing their film, Lloyd is a similar player and boasts a similar skillset to 2022 running back Jordaan Bailey, who signed with Pitt last year but wasn’t able to qualify academically.

Lloyd becomes the first running back in Pitt’s Class of 2023 and it wouldn’t be surprising if they added another one before Signing Day in December or February. In their last two recruiting classes, Pitt signed but ended up losing both Bailey (academics) and Malik Newton (health reasons), so Pitt is looking to restock their depth at running back.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Giovanni
Giovanni
10 days ago

Not very highly rated on 247 Sports.

Terrence
Terrence
10 days ago
Reply to  Giovanni

I tend to look more at the offer sheet which is pretty good

SRS
SRS
10 days ago
Reply to  Giovanni

Stars don’t measure heart and work ethic. Give this guy a Chance. QB Joe Burrow HS 3-Star undefeated national Champ Heisman compare to Max Browne 5-Star Gatorade Player of Year in HS #1 overall in his Class. Circumstances such as injury in Browne’s case temper my opinion on Team recruiting class Star aggregate sum. Some huge name guys out of HS didn’t accomplish what was Projected; R.Shell, J. Gwaltney, D. Picciotti, Brian Davis 80s RB. It is grueling and attrition happens. They are all studs at D1 P5 schools so it makes it parity, exemplified by how P5 D1 back-ups… Read more »

Last edited 10 days ago by SRS
Pitt Fan in White Oak
Pitt Fan in White Oak
10 days ago
Reply to  Giovanni

Dion Lewis wasn’t highly rated either.

Considering there are no glaring weaknesses on Pitt’s roster, this staff has earned the benefit of the doubt when it comes to talent evaluation.

mdtkd
mdtkd
10 days ago

It seems like rating running backs is particularly hard. Some come out of nowhere in college, and many go nowhere.

Krackerjack Kid
Krackerjack Kid
10 days ago
Reply to  mdtkd

This is true. Look at how the draft treated the two RB from Ole Miss that came out early.

PittBand
PittBand
10 days ago

The NFL chews up running backs. Therefore, RBs are selected in the later rounds while players who should play multiple years, QBs, OL get chosen earlier. It’s been that way since gladiators.

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