Pitt’s first commitment from the 2023 class, Marlon Barnes, has scheduled his official visit to Pitt.
Barnes told Pittsburgh Sports Now that he has planned the all-inclusive trip to Pittsburgh for this upcoming weekend, Sept. 23-25. On Saturday, the Panthers will host Rhode Island on the gridiron, and Barnes will once again be in attendance.
Barnes, a Cleveland native, has visited Pitt a handful of times already, including a recent unofficial visit last week for the Pitt-Tennessee football game alongside fellow commit Carlton Carrington as well as priority recruit Jaland Lowe.
Barnes committed to Pitt back in January 2022, and at the time was the only recruit committed to the program in any class.
The 6-foot-6, three-star wing is ranked as the No. 188 player in the country by 247 Sports. He plays for Brush High School in Cleveland, Ohio, the same high school that produced current Pitt forward John Hugley a few years prior.
Pitt Commit Marlon Barnes Jr. on current Pitt star F John Hugley, who was his former high school teammate:
“John, he’s pretty much like a big brother to me.”
— George Michalowski (@MichalowskiCBB) May 19, 2022