There were five Pat Signals after Pitt’s first weekend of official visits, and while there may not be five after the second (with a larger contingency of previously committed recruits in town), it should once again be a busy weekend.
There, also once again, will be a plethora of four-star recruits, on both sides of the football, but we’re looking at just the offensive side of the football in this article.
Here’s a primer on which offensive recruits will be in Pittsburgh from June 8-10.
Yasin Willis — 6-foot-1, 210-pound four-star running back from St. Joseph Regional in Montvale, New Jersey
Pitt is looking to land a second running back in the class of 2024, and Willis is the top target on the board.
Willis has received offers from Alabama, Boston College, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Duke, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Penn State, Pitt, South Carolina, Syracuse, Temple, Virginia Tech and West Virginia,
247Sports rates him as the 367th-ranked recruit in the class (33rd-ranked running back and the sixth-ranked recruit from New Jersey) while Rivals is much higher on Willis, rating him as the 103rd-ranked recruit in the class (11th-ranked running back and the top-ranked recruit from New Jersey).
He’s already visited Rutgers, and he’s scheduled to make another to Michigan. A strong official visit will go a long way with the in-demand Jersey native.
Juelz Goff — 5-foot-10, 190-pound three-star running back from Central York High in York, Pennsylvania
Goff has been committed to Pitt since he visited Pittsburgh for Junior Day in January, and it will be his first visit back to Pittsburgh since he made it out for a spring practice in April.
committed to Pitt over offers from Boston College, Duke, James Madison, Old Dominion and Rutgers
247Sports rates Goff as the 629th-ranked recruit in the class (52nd-ranked running back and 19th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania) while On3 rates him as the 785th-ranked recruit in the class (52nd-ranked running back and the 17th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania).
Rivals rates Goff as the 25th-ranked running back in Pennsylvania — holding a 5.6 Rivals Rating.
He’s the lone running back commit to this point, but Pitt would like to pair him with Willis, for sure.
Cameron Monteiro — 6-foot-3, 170-pound three-star wide receiver from Brockton High in Brockton, Massachusetts
Monteiro is a very interesting recruit in that he’s succeeded at four positions at the high school level. He may be a wide receiver at the next level, but he’s produced at quarterback, running back, wide receiver and defensive back.
Monteiro has picked up offers from Akron, Boston College, Buffalo, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Old Dominion, Pitt, Temple, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
247Sports rates Monteiro as the 778th-ranked recruit in the class (98th-ranked wide receiver and third-ranked recruit from Massachusetts). On3 rates Monteiro as the 746th-ranked recruit in the class (108th-ranked wide receiver and third-ranked recruit from Massachusetts).
Rivals hasn’t yet rated Monteiro, but that will certainly change.
Monteiro is coming off an official visit to Virginia last weekend, and after he makes it out to Pittsburgh this weekend, he will take an official visit to Kentucky the following weekend.
It appears that the biggest competition for Monteiro will come from the Wildcats.
Zafir Stewart — 6-foot-4, 320-pound three-star offensive lineman from Imhotep Charter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
When Pitt commit Jahsear Whittington makes a trip out to Pittsburgh for his official visit, he won’t be the only Imhotep star making the journey. It will be Stewart’s first visit — an official visit.
Stewart holds offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Maryland, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, South Florida and West Virginia.
247Sports rates Stewart as the 1,027th-ranked recruit in the class (73rd-ranked interior offensive lineman and 30th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania) while On3 rates him as the 988th-ranked recruit in the class (82nd-ranked interior offensive lineman and 28th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania).
Rivals rates him as the 23rd-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania — holding a 5.6 Rivals Rating.
Stewart named a top three of Penn State, Nebraska and Rutgers in February, but he has official visits lined up for Pitt (June 8-10), Penn State (June 16) and Illinois (June 23) as it stands.
Ryan Cory — 6-foot-4, 290-pound three-star offensive lineman from Pine-Richland High in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
Cory is the lone hometown kid in town for Pitt’s second official visit weekend, and he’s been on Pitt’s radar as a priority lineman for a while now.
He fields offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin, among others.
247Sports rates Cory as the 771st-ranked recruit in the class (49th-ranked interior offensive lineman and the 23rd-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania) while On3 rates him as the 843rd-ranked recruit in the class (68th-ranked interior offensive lineman and 25th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania).
Rivals rates Cory as the 24th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania — holding a 5.6 Rivals Rating.
Cory made his official visit to Wisconsin already, and after he visits Pitt this weekend, he will head off to Vanderbilt.
Adham Abouraya — 6-foot-5, 280-pound three-star offensive lineman from Downington East High in Exton, Pennsylvania
Abouraya pledged himself to Pitt back in March, capping a very strong month of March for the Panthers’ recruiting efforts.
He chose Pitt over offers from Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Maryland, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple and West Virginia.
247Sports rates Abouraya as the 1,079th-ranked recruit in the class (78th-ranked interior offensive lineman and the 33rd-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania). On3 rates him as the 91st-ranked offensive tackle and 30th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania while Rivals rates him as the 30th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania.
He’s one of two offensive linemen currently committed to Pitt, alongside three-star Jiavani Cooley.