The Frank Walker Law/PSN Daily Notebook- January 26
Update (8:39 PM)-
**A bunch of offers extended late this afternoon and tonight by the Pitt coaching staff, here’s what we’ve gathered.
–2024 cornerback Antonio Belgrave-Shorter from Jacksonville, Florida. Holds other offers from Wisconsin, South Florida, Penn State, Michigan State, Maryland, Kentucky, Iowa State, Florida Atlantic and East Carolina.
#AGTG Pitt offered!🟡🔵 @TiUnderwood @CoachDuzzPittFB @adamgorney @MohrRecruiting @Andrew_Ivins @ChadSimmons_ @TheFYFQuarter @DemetricDWarren @Pitt_FB @Mandarin_HS_FB pic.twitter.com/pIcZIQRknY
— Antoine “AJ” Belgrave-Shorter🃏 (@ohthatsaj3) January 26, 2023
–2025 athlete Jovon Williams from Montvale, New Jersey. Holds other offers from Liberty Minnesota and Maryland.
–2024 3-star inside linebacker Trent Carter from Jacksonville, Florida. Holds other offers from Louisville, Memphis, Miami (OH), Nebraska and South Florida.
Had a great junior season check out my highlights‼️@DeshawnBrownInc @Bolles_Football https://t.co/ez5DJUi05A
— Trent Carter (@trent_carter_21) December 5, 2022
–2026 linebacker/safety Simeon Caldwell from Jacksonville, Florida. Holds other offers from Michigan and Missouri.
Blessed to receive a offer from the University of Pittsburgh💛💙#pitt @CoachDuzzPittFB @TiUnderwood @Bolles_Football @DeshawnBrownInc pic.twitter.com/Kdj0bjwZfZ
— Simeon Caldwell (@Sim_C24) January 26, 2023
-2024 offensive tackle Zach Boehly from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Holds offers from Syracuse and Florida Atlantic.
I’m very grateful to receive an offer from University of Pittsburgh! @CoachPartridge @FootballGibbons @MattKnick @Redskins32 @Terps4lifeline1 @5manfree @JesseAnderson05 @larryblustein @FLHSRecruiting @TheCribSouthFLA @PrepRedzoneFL @RehmanZack pic.twitter.com/AVuwVBdFL9
— Zack Boehly (@Zack37573090) January 27, 2023
-2024 defensive tackle/defensive end Garrison Butler from Jacksonville, Florida. Butler (6’2″, 270-pounds) holds other offers from Iowa State and UMass.
-2025 offensive lineman Zach Marshall from Jacksonville, Florida. This is the first D-1 offer for Marshall.
-2026 offensive lineman JJ Sparks from Jacksonville, Florida. This is the first D-1 offer for Sparks.
Great freshman season can’t wait to get back out there! https://t.co/9zIvWgUR56
— JJSparks2026 (@JJSparks2026) January 13, 2023
-2026 wide receiver Naeem Burroughs from Jacksonville, Florida. Burroughs (6’0″, 155-pounds) also holds offers from Cincinnati, Florida, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.
-2025 offensive lineman Landon Rapkiewicz (6’4″, 300-pounds) from Palm Beachs Gardens, Florida. This is the first D-1 offer for Rapkiewicz.
#AGTG Very thankful to receive my first division 1 offer from the University of Pittsburgh @CoachPartridge @EricKresser @emilee_smarr @Andrew_Ivins pic.twitter.com/2YeLT58miH
— landon rapkiewicz 25 (@LandoRapkiewicz) January 26, 2023
–2026 tight end/defensive end Corbyn Fordham from Jacksonville, Florida. Fordham (6’4″, 205-pounds) holds other offers from Tulsa. This was Fordham’s first Power Five offer.
After a great conversation with Coach Underwood I am thankful to receive an offer from The University of Pittsburgh!@CoachDuzzPittFB @TiUnderwood @Bolles_Football @DeshawnBrownInc pic.twitter.com/Yk6UebMDcL
— Corbyn (@Fordhamcorbyn) January 26, 2023
Update (1:59 PM)-
**Linebackers coach Ryan Manalac extends an offer today to 2024 linebacker Justin Logan from Kell High School in Marietta, Georgia. Logan (6’3″, 205-pounds) previously received offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Colorado, Duke, Georgia Tech, Liberty, Maryland, Central Florida and West Virginia.
AGTG ✞ ✞
Thank you to my teammates, coaches and family for helping me earn an offer to the University of Pittsburgh! @Coach_Manalac pic.twitter.com/ZbmC3j31hb
— Justin “JLo” Logan (@JustinLogann) January 26, 2023
Update (1:27 PM)-
**This afternoon, Pitt extended an offer to 2025 wide receiver Mekhi Rossignol from St. Joseph’s High School in Montvale, New Jersey. The offer for Rossignol came from Tiquan Underwood and Frank Cignetti, Jr. Along with Pitt, the 6’0″, 170-pound receiver also has offers from Akron, Boston College, UConn, Syracuse, Liberty, Maryland and Temple.
Sophomore Season in the books🙏🏽! Can’t wait to get back to work with my brothers💚.
Check out my full season highlights👇🏽! https://t.co/qg3vZOxI7F pic.twitter.com/gg52YpANT8
— MekhiRossignol (@khiglizz) November 18, 2022
Update (12:20 PM)-
**Two more offers from the Pitt Panther football program.
-2025 cornerback Jahmir Joseph from Montvale, New Jersey. The 6’0″, 175-pound sophomore also holds offers from Boston College, Duke, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.
-2024 offensive tackle Matty Augustine from Greenwich, Connecticut. The 6’7″, 260-pound lineman holds other offers from Vanderbilt, Penn and UMass.
I’m blessed to have received an offer from The University Of Pittsburgh. @Coach_Wayne55 @WickFootball_20 @CoachLett10 @FrankCignetti @Coach_JDiBiaso @Pitt_FB pic.twitter.com/fKF6YggXvN
— Matty Augustine (@augustine_matty) January 26, 2023
Update (12:12 PM)-
North Hills 2024 Royce Parham will take a visit to #Marquette for its game against Butler on Feb. 4, he told @PghSportsNow.
Picked up an offer when Shaka in September🔽🔽 pic.twitter.com/C4fowmZcV8
— George Michalowski (@MichalowskiCBB) January 26, 2023
Update (11:55 AM)-
**2024 athlete Elijah Newby (6’4″, 195-pounds) from Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Connecticut picked up an offer from Pitt. Newby also holds offers from Duke, Stanford, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
JR Season Highlights… SR Season up next can’t wait to get back on the field with my teammates and coaches https://t.co/7CZ5Up9uug
— Elijah Newby (@ElijahNewby5) December 10, 2022
Update (11:12 AM)-
**2024 offensive lineman Jadon Lafontant from Brunswick High School in Stratford, Connecticut. Lafontant received the offer from Frank Cignetti, Jr. and it’s his first Power Five offer.
All the hard work paid off. Unbelievable first season at Brunswick.I’d like to say thank you to my coaches and the teammates.9-1 New England champions! Here’s my full season highlights! @Coach_Wayne55 @Coach_SSStan @CoachLett10 https://t.co/vNwkbsA1Zh
— Jadon Lafontant (@JadonLafontant) December 1, 2022
**The Pitt Panther coaching staff continues to offer numerous players from around the country. Here are the first two from this morning.
–2025 safety Ethan Long from Trumbull, Connecticut. Long received the news from Frank Cignetti, Jr. and this becomes the first Power Five offer for Long.
A season I will never forget. All the hard work paid off. Couldn't of done it without my coaches and team. No other family I'd rather be with. Here are my full season highlights!!! #8 https://t.co/bVWB3iGULs @Coach_Wayne55 @Coach_SSStan @CoachLett10 @RoyalFeetz
— Ethan Long (@Ethan_Long8) November 23, 2022
Update (11:03 AM)-
**Cole Sullivan continues to be one of the hottest recruits in the WPIAL. The 2024 linebacker from Central Catholic adds an offer from Matt Campbell and Iowa State. The 6’3″, 200 lb. linebacker, 6A first team All-Conference player also holds offers from West Virginia, Boston College, Kentucky, Akron, Ohio University, Syracuse, Cincinnati and Kent State.
Jr. Season Defensive highlights‼️‼️
– 6’3 200lbs
– 6A first team all conference LB
– Post Gazette Fab 22@PCC_FOOTBALL @210ths @247recruiting @wpialsportsnews https://t.co/t7ZQ3mku85 pic.twitter.com/eA2NTjwcsE
— Cole Sullivan (@ColeSull18) November 30, 2022
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I’ve had the opportunity to watch a lot of CCHS football and Sullivan is best LB they have
Yeah Narduzzi and Co. should jump on board and offer the kid.Could be a Petrishan type of player