Pitt FB Recruiting
Pitt Football Continues Recruiting Push; Getting in Early on Under-the-Radar Players
On Monday and Tuesday, a big theme to Pitt football’s recruiting has been offers extended to players from the talent rich states of Florida and Georgia.
On Wednesday, something that was very noticeable was that Pitt was the being the first program to extend Division I or Power Five offers to a bunch of players.
PSN will keep you updated throughout the day on any recruiting news in the Frank Walker Daily Notebook, but in case you missed it, here’s a quick recap of the large list of offers the Panther program extended on Wednesday.
*2024 3-star defensive lineman Benedict Umeh from Avon, Connecticut. Umeh received the offer from Frank Cignetti, Jr. and holds other offers from Auburn, Boston College, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Miami, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.
After a great visit from @FrankCignetti, I am blessed to say I've received an offer from the University of Pittsburgh #AGTG #H2P@pittfootball @JonathanWholley @730scouting pic.twitter.com/1d7e6jr3vT
— Benedict Umeh 🇳🇬 (@benedict_umeh) January 25, 2023
*2024 4-star wide receiver Mylan Graham from New Haven, Indianapolis. 247 Sports rates Graham as one of the Top 30 juniors in the country. Graham holds offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Auburn, Michigan, Penn State, Michigan State, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.
Extremely blessed and thankful to receive an offer from The University of Pitt. @CoachDuzzPittFB @TiUnderwood @TractionAp @TomLoy247 @SWiltfong247 pic.twitter.com/2jyu7CTcyJ
— Mylan Graham (@MylanGraham) January 25, 2023
*2024 cornerback Kai-El Pascal from Miami, Florida. Pascal holds offers from Maryland, Charlotte, UMass, Florida International, Liberty, Florida Atlantic. Pascal received the offer from Charlie Partridge and it was his first Power 5 offer.
Truly Blessed to receive my 8th offer from The University of Pittsburgh @CoachPartridge @CoachDuzzPittFB @Pitt_FB @KropFBTwitr @Coach_2CAP @larryblustein @TheCribSouthFLA @TheUCReport@Andrew_Ivins @RWrightRivals@ChadSimmons_ @MohrRecruiting @coachlu102102 @UANextFootball pic.twitter.com/MD4o154PFp
— Kal-El Pascal (@kal_pascal) January 26, 2023
*2025 athlete Derry “Chuck Norris from Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Fla. in Derry “Chuck” Norris Jr. Norris lists his height at 6-foot-4 and weight at 245 pounds and this is his first D-I offer.
Blessed To Receive My First Division 1 Offer!@CoachDuzzPittFB @TiUnderwood @Kylemink3112 pic.twitter.com/ICBSYYPqsE
— Derry"Chuck" Norris Jr (@derrynorris4) January 25, 2023
*2025 athlete Kwasie “KJ” Kwaku from Atlantic High School in Port Orange, Fla. and lists his height at 6-foot and weight at 175 pounds in his Twitter bio. This is the first D-I offer for Kwaku Jr.
Blessed to receive an offer from The University Of Pittsburgh!! @TiUnderwood @CoachDuzzPittFB @CoachSquatty @Modern_Marauder @VictorCamp386 @ChrisBoyleDBNJ #AGTG pic.twitter.com/32WIiRBcji
— Kwasie “KJ” Kwaku Jr (@KwasieJr) January 25, 2023
*2025 wide receiver/defensive back Tony Kinsler from Spruce Creek HS in Port Orange, Florida. Kinsler lists himself at 5-foot-11 tall and weighing 160 pounds. This is the first D-I offer for Kinsler.
Blessed and Humbled to receive my very first D1 offer from Pittsburgh University🙏🏾 @CoachDuzzPittFB @TiUnderwood pic.twitter.com/yHDMrNhID3
— Tony Kinsler (@TonyKinsler2) January 25, 2023
*Pitt re-offers linebacker Rodney Hill out of the Class of 2024. 247Sports rates Hill as a four-star linebacker. Hill plays for Flagler Palm Coast in Palm Coast, Fla. 247Sports ranks him as the No. 27 linebacker in the country and the No. 48 player in Florida in his class. Hill holds offers from Tennessee, UCF, USF, Wake Forest, Iowa State and more.
i am beyond blessed to be reoffered by the university of Pittsburgh!!💛💙@coachpaxia @247Sports @Hayesfawcett3 @RivalsWoody @ChadSimmons_ @DemetricDWarren @SWiltfong247 @TiUnderwood pic.twitter.com/LNoULqOfYl
— Rodney Hill (@RodneyHill2024) January 25, 2023
*2024 athlete Luke Reynolds from Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Connecticut picked up an offer from Frank Cignetti Jr. Reynolds (6-foot-4, 205 pounds) also holds an offer from Boston College and interest from Louisville, Penn State and Virginia Tech.
Honored to have received an offer from the University of Pittsburgh! Thank you @FrankCignetti! @Coach_Mehleisen @Coach_Mella @Pitt_FB pic.twitter.com/0h6YG0f7oO
— Luke Reynolds (@reynolds12_luke) January 25, 2023
*2024 offensive tackle Jack Hines from Avon, Connecticut received an offer from Pitt. Hines (6-foot-7, 280 pounds) also holds offers from Akron, Appalachian State, Kentucky, Marshall, Old Dominion, SMU and Temple.
After great conversation with @FrankCignetti I am blessed to receive an offer to @Pitt_FB #H2P @JonathanWholley @AOF_Football @MattProffittAOF @Coach__Bomely @StraightFastGym pic.twitter.com/V6uNIB2cdm
— Jack Hines (@Jack_hines77) January 25, 2023
*Pitt extended extend offers to a trio of recruits from Rockledge High School in Rockledge, Florida.
Jamarion Stephens (2025) is a 5-foot-10, 160-pound athlete with offers from FAU, Florida, UMass, Missouri State, Toledo and West Virginia.
DJ McCormick (2024) is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound linebacker with offers from Duke, FAU, Missouri State, Prairie View A&M, USF and West Virginia.
D’Mari Jenkins (2024) is a 6-foot, 180-pound linebacker with an offer from Liberty.
Blessed to receive an offer from the University of Pittsburgh 🔵🟡 @CoachYounger14 @CoachDuzzPittFB @TiUnderwood @RWrightRivals @BHoward_11 @Jayasii @On3Recruits @BrianDohn247 pic.twitter.com/eFYWGCTuEA
— Jamarion stephens (@Jamarionstephe7) January 25, 2023
#AGTG blessed to receive an offer from the university of Pittsburgh 💙💛 @CoachDuzzPittFB @TiUnderwood @TRONE2 @Jayasii @traven_green @CoachYounger14 @D_Jenk14 @DaviyonHawkins1 @ChadSimmons_ @adamgorney @Andrew_Ivins @jamfrm5 pic.twitter.com/UaIMme16RZ
— Dj McCormick jr 1️⃣1️⃣ (@7_djjjj) January 25, 2023
Blessed to receive another offer from The University of Pitt.🔵🟡@coachDuzzPittFB @TiUnderwood @TRONE2 @CoachYounger14 @Jayasii @7_djjjj @PhineasAllen @2liveteddy pic.twitter.com/qzGHFOqyn5
— D’Mari Jenkins (@D_Jenk14) January 25, 2023
*2025 defensive end/tight end Colby Cronk from Palm Coast, Florida. This is the first D-I offer for Cronk.
Check out my highlight – https://t.co/Ch0kH0c5dM
— Colby Cronk (@Crash365823051) October 18, 2022
*2024 running back Alvon Isaac from Oxford, Florida. Isaac (5’10, 170 lbs) holds other offers from Florida Atlantic, Georgia Southern and Grambling State, this is his first Power 5 offer.
Rushing yards : 1,155
Receiving yards 367
Kickoff return yards; 71
Interceptions yards : 64
All purpose yards: 1,672
All Purpose yards per game : 167.2https://t.co/lSR16H11Or
— Alvon Isaac (@AlvonIsaac7) November 19, 2022
*2024 3-star offensive lineman Elijah Walker from Spruce Creek High School in Port Orange, Florida. Walker (6’5”, 315) holds offers from Iowa State, Marshall, Penn State and South Florida.
📏 ht: 6’4
🍱wt : 320 lbs
🏤school: Mainland High School
🗺City/State: Daytona Beach FL
— Elijah Walker (@elijahwalker55) January 19, 2023