It hasn’t been the best stretch of recruiting news for Pitt football over the last month, with four decommitments in the last 30 days, and there’s been another.
Brice Pollock, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound cornerback from Shiloh High in Snellville, Georgia, decommitted from Pitt Tuesday afternoon.
“I want to thank coach Narduzzi, coach Collins, coach Manalac and the entire Pitt coaching staff for believing in me and giving me this great opportunity. This has been the hardest decision of my life.
“But after lots of thought and prayer, I will be decommitting from the University of Pittsburgh.”
— Brice Pollock (@PollockBrice) November 29, 2022
Pollock committed to Pitt over offers from the likes of Ole Miss, Colorado, Duke, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kansas State, Kentucky, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Penn State, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
He made his official visit to Pittsburgh in early June, and he was a part of the large group of recruits to officially commit after the initial first weekend of visits.
“I don’t get this family feeling from any other school,” Pollock told Pittsburgh Sports Now in June. “You know what they always say, when it feels right, make the decision. It felt right. I couldn’t leave without committing.”
Pollock had visits planned for Ole Miss, Michigan State and North Carolina, but he canceled them after his initial commitment — and it appears Mississippi State is the new favorite.
247Sports rates Pollock as the 545th-ranked recruit in the class (53rd-ranked cornerback and 52nd-ranked recruit from Georgia) while Rivals grades him as the 69th-ranked cornerback and 54th-ranked recruit from Georgia. On3 also has Pollock as a Top-500 recruit.
With Pollock’s decommitment, Pitt now holds the 56th-ranked class on both 247Sports and Rivals. Three-star defensive backs Shadarian Harrison (Lakeland, Florida) and Jesse Anderson (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) remain in the class.
Pitt has just under a month to try to flip or land new recruits in the class of 2023 before National Signing Day.