There are still two games left for Pitt this season, on the road against Miami and an undetermined bowl game, but Pitt’s recruiting efforts are about to really kick off.
The transfer portal officially opens back up in two weeks, and the amount of movement around the college football landscape will be unprecedented. Pitt is already looking to add.
Coleman Coco has spent the last four seasons playing defensive lineman at Colgate, the prior four seasons at Mt. Lebanon High and picked up an offer from Pitt Tuesday.
Thank you to the University of Pittsburgh for the great visit today and offer. pic.twitter.com/qy6VEPimC7
— Coleman Coco (@coleman_coco) November 22, 2022
Coco (6-foot-5, 265 pounds) enrolled at Colgate in the class of 2018, choosing Colgate over offers from Air Force, Albany, Columbia, Cornell, Georgetown and Kent State.
In four seasons at Colgate, missing all but one game of his junior season, Coco racked up 92 tackles (37 solo), 18 tackles for loss, nine sacks, a pass breakup, two force fumbles and a fumble recovery.
As a senior in 2022, Coco recorded 40 tackles (18 solo), eight tackles for loss, three sacks, a pass breakup and two force fumbles on the way to All-Patriot League Second Team honors.
Pitt’s defensive line depth will take a hit in the 2023 season regardless of whether or not players like Devin Danielson, David Green and Tyler Bentley decide to return for their super senior seasons. Calijah Kancey and Deslin Alexandre will be leaving, and Habakkuk Baldonado, John Morgan and Chris Maloney are all uncertain on the outside.
With younger players like Elliot Donald, Dorien Ford, Sean FitzSimmons, Nahki Johnson, Jimmy Scott and Samuel Okunlola rising through the system, Pitt will look to supplement will experienced linemen.
Coco has two seasons of eligibility remaining at the college level.