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2026 Imani Christian RB/DB David Davis Picks Up Second Power Five Offer from Pitt



Pitt football has extended offers to a few WPIAL freshmen over the last few years, and the evaluation of those players was spot on.

Belle Vernon’s Quinton Martin, Laurel Highlands Rodney Gallagher, Central Catholic’s Anthony Speca and Gateway’s Derrick Davis are a few examples of local stars that received an early offer.

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Imani Christian Academy’s David Davis is hoping that a few years from now he’s being viewed nationally like those players, and early indications are that he’s well on his way to doing that.

This morning, the freshman star received his second Power Five offer from the hometown Pitt Panthers. Back on Sept. 5, Davis received his first offer from Terry Smith and Penn State.

At Imani Christian Academy, the 6-foot, 165-pound athlete excels at both running back and defensive back but anticipates his future in college being at defensive back.

Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke this afternoon with Davis about the news and whether he was anticipating this major attention so early in his high school career.

“When I first started this year, I never thought these offers would come as fast as they’ve come,” said Davis. “But I always knew that this would happen, I just didn’t know when and didn’t think it would happen now.

“The offer today came during school. My coach called me to his office and put me on the phone with Coach Cory (Sanders) from Pitt. Coach Sanders just told me to stay humble, don’t get too big-headed. I love what I’ve been seeing from Pitt, they’re a big-time program and I’m excited about the offer.”

Davis is young, but he’s already starting to take visits and getting ready for what will no doubt be a busy next few seasons for him off the field.

This weekend, Davis is making an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech, and he’s already made recent gameday visits to both Pitt and West Virginia.

“Mentally I’m ready for the recruiting that’s going to take place on the next few years,” Davis said. “But physically, I know I need the next three years to be physically ready to be ready for whatever college I decide on.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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