When a recruit narrows his list of offers to 15 teams, it can be tough to get too excited.
But when it’s one of the top defensive linemen in the class of 2024, and Pitt is amidst the likes of Georgia, Colorado, USC and in-state Florida State, it’s never a bad thing.
D’antre Robinson, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound defensive lineman from Jones High in Orlando, Florida, narrowed down a list of 33 offers to just 15:
Florida, Georgia, Texas, Texas A&M, Michigan State, Colorado, Miami, Florida State, USC, Auburn, Tennessee, UCF, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Pitt.
Robinson originally picked up his offer from Pitt back in September, almost directly following the Backyard Brawl win over West Virginia, after a conversation with Tim Salem.
It will be a vital task this offseason when it comes to getting Robinson on campus for either an unofficial or official visit. His recruiting process will truly be decided as he makes trips to respective schools for camp appearances and official visits this summer.
As part of Jones’ stout defensive line in 2022, Robinson racked up 57 tackles (15 solo), three tackles for loss and a sack in nine games as a part of his junior season.
With a huge 6-foot-4, 300-pound frame and an enticing blend of speed and power, Robinson is a mismatch from along the interior of the defensive line.
247Sports rates Robinson as the 199th-ranked recruit in the class (20th-ranked defensive tackle and 32nd-ranked recruit from Florida) while Rivals rates him as the 66th-ranked recruit in the class (fourth-ranked defensive tackle and 18th-ranked recruit from Florida).
Pitt’s class of 2024 is off to a strong start with four-star wide receiver DayDay Farmer (Cocoa, Florida) and four-star defensive tackle Jahsear Whittington (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
Robinson is the kind of big, bulky defensive lineman that Charlie Partridge would plug into Pitt’s defensive line and produce with.