As the start of official visits, the month of June has historically resulted in a number of verbal commitments for the Pitt football program.
Don’t look for this year’s to be as active in terms of verbal commitments as in the past, but June still should be a busy and active month in terms of recruiting news.
The only reason I don’t anticipate a ton of commitments is one simple reason, Pat Narduzzi has already gotten 11 verbal commitments. In years past, that number was nowhere close to that number. In fact, Pitt didn’t receive their first commitment last year until June 3.
With more than half their recruiting class likely full and some positions already addressed, the Pitt staff will start becoming a bit more selective in who they take commitments from. Another big factor and something to consider, Pitt finds themselves as finalists for a number of highly rated 4-star recruits so they’ll no doubt continue to recruit those players hard and see how things turn out before possibly taking a commitment from another player at the same position.
As we approach the start of official weekend (June 2-4), here is a look back at the recent success Pitt has had in June.
PITT FOOTBALL’S JUNE COMMITMENTS BY YEAR
Class of 2023 (10): CB Shadarian Harrison, DT Isaiah Neal, DT Antonio Camon, WR, Kenny Johnson, RB Montravius Lloyd, LB, Braylan Lovelace, LB Rasheem Biles, OL Ryan Carretta, OL Tai Ray and DB Jesse Anderson.
Class of 2022 (6): DE Jimmy Scott, WR Addison Copeland, DB Ryland Gandy, LB, Marquan Pope, RB Che Nwabuko and OL Isaiah Montgomery.
Class of 2021 (3): OL Trey Andersen, S Stephon Hall and DB Khalil Anderson.
Class of 2020 (10): LB Bangally Kamara, DE Emmanuel Belgrave, LB Solomon DeShields, DB Hunter Sellers, LB A.J. Roberts, DE Dayon Hayes, DB Jahvante Royal, WR Aydin Henningham, WR Jordan Addison and RB Israel Abanikanda.
Class of 2019 (11): LB Leslie Smith, DT Calijah Kancey, DE Bryce Nelms, DE Deandre Jules, QB Davis Beville, LB Brandon George, DB Brandon Hill, RB Vincent Davis, LB Bam Brima, LB Kyi Wright and TE Jason Collier.
Class of 2018 (6): LB Wendell Davis, DB Judson Tallandier, DE John Morgan, OL Chase Brown, OL Blake Zubovic and DT Devin Danielson.
Class of 2017 (7): QB Kenny Pickett, LB Cam Bright, WR Darian Street, OL Owen Drexel, RB Todd Sibley, OL Carson Van Lynn and DB Albert Tucker.