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2024 3-Star Pitt DL Commit Francis Brewu ‘Locked In’ Despite Late Interest



Francis Brewu is taking his official visit to Pittsburgh from June 8-10, and it’s the only official visit he plans to take this summer.

Brewu — a 6-foot-2, 270-pound three-star defensive tackle from Thomas Worthington High in Columbus, Ohio — committed to Pitt in March, following a visit to a spring practice, and he’s been locked in since.

He committed to Pitt over offers from Akron, Army, Ball State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Duke, Iowa State, Kent State, Miami (Oh.), Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio, Toledo and Western Michigan, but that hasn’t stopped the interest of other Power Five programs.

Wisconsin officially offered Brewu Thursday morning, and while he’s grateful for the opportunities that have come his way, he’s remained sure of his commitment.

“It’s a process. If you’re that guy, you’re going to get recruited by schools no matter where you’re committed to,” Brewu told PSN. “It’s going to happen. It doesn’t change anything really, depending on the person. It’s just bound to happen; you’re just going to keep getting recruited by big schools if you’re a guy.”

So, while it’s certainly a blessing to be wanted throughout the process, Brewu said that he’s locked in with Pitt. And he’s looking forward to taking his official visit — which will be his fourth visit to Pittsburgh.

“I’m just hoping to see how I fit in with the team and learn more about the football team,” Brewu said. “And really, an official visit just shows how I can be a part of it, and I’m looking forward to seeing how I fit in and see myself really being a part of that culture because you really get to see how everyone interacts and how everything is done on a day-to-day basis.”

Brewu’s June 8-10 visit coincides with official visits from fellow commits in four-star Jahsear Whittington, three-star Adham Abouraya and three-star Juelz Goff but also recruits like four-star cornerback Terhyon Nichols, four-star linebacker Cameron Lindsey, four-star running back Yasin Willis and four-star safety Koy Beasley.

When it comes to Brewu the recruiter, one of four prior commits who will be in town for the second weekend of official visits, he won’t have to say a whole bunch. It’s more of showing what could be if everyone comes together.

“I would say we’re just building something special,” Brewu said. “You can just tell by the amount of commits that have committed so far, something special is in the making for sure, and we’re just going to keep adding onto the success that Pitt’s had for a couple of years.”

When it comes to Brewu the commit though, he’s just excited to get his first chance to really spend some time with the current players. He doesn’t know who his host will be during his visit, but he’s supposed to be hopping on a call with Elliot Donald soon. There’s a relationship blooming there. And it may just come together on the field.

As a junior at Thomas Worthington, he flashed his speed and power, racking up 74 tackles (42 solo), 25 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries on the defensive line.

“I just feel like I fit perfectly in that system because they run a four-man system and they run a vertical system, so you can get vertical,” Brewu said.

247Sports rates Brewu as the 918th-ranked recruit in the class (88th-ranked defensive lineman and 39th-ranked recruit from Ohio) while On3 rates him as the 959th-ranked recruit in the class (52nd-ranked defensive lineman and 25th-ranked recruit from Ohio).

Rivals hasn’t rated Brewu yet, but he does hold a 5.6 Rivals Rating — and he should be ranked in coming re-rankings.

Brewu is one of four defensive line commits in the class of 2024, along with Whittington, three-star defensive end Zachary Crothers and three-star defensive end Ty Yuhas.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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