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Busy Month of June for Pitt Secures Most Productive Recruiting Month in 20 Years

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If you account for Jordaan Bailey not making it to Pitt, the Class of 2022 was just 11 signees. In the month of June alone, Pitt has officially received commitments from 12 recruits and there are still three more yet to be announced.

And that’s with three-star defensive back Shelton Lewis committing and de-committing in June.

With 15 commitments in June, all three of Pitt’s official visit windows landing in excess of five commitments, it’s the biggest month in Pitt recruiting in the last 20 years. There have been some double-digit months of the years, January of 2011 landed 12 commitments, but Pat Narduzzi and Pitt’s staff’s work this month has been remarkable.

In the month of June, Pitt has landed:

June 2-4

Shadarian Harrison – three-star CB from Lakeland, Florida

Kenny Johnson – three-star WR from York, Pennsylvania

Antonio Camon – three-star DE from Tampa, Florida

Isaiah Neal – three-star DT from Baltimore, Maryland

Brice Pollock – three-star CB from Snellville, Georgia

June 16-18

Montravius Lloyd – three-star RB from St. Petersburg, Florida

Rasheem Biles – three-star LB from Pickerington, Ohio

Braylan Lovelace – three-star LB from Leechburg, Pennsylvania

Two unannounced commits

June 24-26

Colin Van Rooy – three-star OL from Strongsville, Ohio

Ryan Carretta – three-star OL from Columbus, Ohio

Tai Ray – three-star OL from Apopka, Florida

Jesse Anderson – three-star CB from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

One unannounced commit

And that doesn’t account for four-star quarterback Kenny Minchey (Hendersonville, Tennessee) and four-star wide receiver Zion Fowler (Jersey City, New Jersey) who committed in April and last October, respectively.

An official visit for both over the first weekend of June cemented Fowler’s Pitt commitment and he was able to build further rapport with Minchey himself. Minchey is currently in Los Angeles competing in the Elite 11 Finals.

While there isn’t likely to be a commitment on Thursday, Pitt is still waiting on the likes of high-profile targets like four-star defensive ends Jalen Thompson (Detroit, Michigan) and Desmond Umeozulu (Upper Marlboro, Maryland), four-star cornerback Jaremiah Anglin (Lake Wales, Florida) and five-star wide receiver Hykeem Williams (Fort Lauderdale, Florida).

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
1 month ago

Must be a slow news day. Thanks for restating everything we already know…

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
1 month ago

By productive you mean quantity correct? Every one is a 3*.

Eric payne
Eric payne
1 month ago

Can you tell the difference between a three and a four?

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
1 month ago
Reply to  Eric payne

absolutely….and their is a difference hence the ratings

kevin
kevin
1 month ago

I trust Narduzzi and his staff at developing these players. He is going to get a few 4 and maybe even a 5 star, but he and his staff has proven himself to be the best coach at Pitt, in a very long time, at developing what he gets.Now with the transfer rule change and the $$$ being given to the players, I believe we are in the best hands possible for our situation.
Pitt fans wanted Jamie Dixon replaced, and look at that mess years later.
H2P!!!

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
1 month ago
Reply to  kevin

that’s the problem, he’s getting low 3*. The transfer rule and money is going to be overhauled in the very near future, it has to be. The QB recruit for Miami (Rashida) already has a 9.5 million deal. That big booster for the Hurricanes (and the school) are blatantly paying to play. They are coming off an ACC championship and this is the level of recruits?

Dixon
Dixon
1 month ago

“The transfer rule and money is going to be overhauled in the very near future, it has to be”…while I agree with you, I’ve heard nothing from the NCAA about addressing the issue.

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
1 month ago
Reply to  Dixon

You probably won’t. It’s such an incompetent organization they probably will just come out with it’s solution a few days before.

SRS
SRS
1 month ago

That University in the central part of Pennsylvania dishes out and lands more 4*/5* “Blessed to receive an Offer from…” recruits no-doubt.
However Coaching, player development, and Wins-Losses does not seem to be too shabby in Oakland with scouting ratings of predominantly 3.
Narduzzi previously commented on one Pittsburgh 4 star 0.9797 defensive back at the State Pen and noticed he was not on the field too much.
You can criticize Man-Press, and I have too (i.e. Rudoph Ok.State game at Heinz), but the system cranks out NFL defensive backs.

Last edited 1 month ago by SRS
On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
1 month ago
Reply to  SRS

State Penn had 8 players drafted last year, including 2 DB’s. Pitt had two players total drafted and Pickett was a Unicorn. So coaching up isn’t happening to get these 3* in the NFL.

Eli
Eli
1 month ago

Needs more 4 stars!

Jim Garland
Jim Garland
1 month ago

While I understand the desire for more 4 star recruits, you’d have to be a die-hard hater not to acknowledge the progress being made in recruiting by Narduzzi and his staff. Look at the other offers received by the recruits. Pitt is winning more battles against Power 5 conference schools for their recruits than they have in years. They’re going to have a tough time with the elite recruits, but I’m pretty sure last year’s ACC Champion was forged from a similar level of talent. The arrow is pointing in the right direction for sure.

Dukes

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