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Pitt Makes the Latest Cut in 2024 4-Star DL Dimitry Nicolas’ Recruiting Chase



Dimitry Nicolas is a very in-demand recruit in the class of 2024, and he cut his list of over 20 offers to just 13 Tuesday.

Nicolas — a 6-foot-3, 280-pound four-star defensive lineman from Norland High in Miami, Florida — narrowed his list of finalists to Florida, Miami, Tennessee, Michigan State, Georgia, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Colorado, Pitt, North Carolina State, West Virginia, Cincinnati and Auburn.

Pitt has been in the chase for Nicolas since Charlie Partridge first extended him an offer back in June, and it’s that relationship with Partridge that has allowed his relationship with Pitt to grow.

“Coach (Charlie) Partridge and I have kept talking,” Nicolas told Rivals’ Ryan Wright in February. “We have a good connection; we talk on a daily basis. He wants me there. I want to see what Pitt is about. I have never been there; I want to see their environment. One of the greatest defensive linemen ever came from there, I want to see what it is about.”

Nicolas hasn’t made a trip up to Pittsburgh to this point, so it will be important to land him on either an unofficial visit during the spring or — even better — an official in June.

He has been to both Florida and Miami already in April.

Nicolas is already an incredibly well-built interior defensive lineman, adept in stuffing the run and getting after opposing quarterbacks, and it’s been evident during his time at Monsignor Pace. He recorded 33 tackles (22 solo), 15 tackles for loss and a team-high eight sacks last and transferred to Norland in the offseason.

247Sports rates Nicolas as the 422nd-ranked recruit in the class (41st-ranked defensive lineman and 61st-ranked recruit from Florida) while On3 rates him as the 488th-ranked recruit in the class (43rd-ranked defensive lineman and the 65th-ranked recruit from Florida).

Rivals is even higher on Nicolas, rating him as the 26th-ranked strongside defensive end and the 54th-ranked recruit from Florida — holding a 5.8 Rivals Rating.

Pitt has already landed a handful of defensive linemen in the class, including four-star defensive lineman Jahsear Whittington and three-star linemen in Francis Brewu, Zachary Crothers and Ty Yuhas, but he is a target heading into the summer.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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