Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi and his staff have a great eye for talent.
Even if those players aren’t 4 and 5-star recruits and don’t hold 20+ offers, the Pitt staff is able to identify players for their system and ones that fit the culture that they’ve established.
Year in and year out, Pitt spots and gets an early commitment from a player that doesn’t have a ton of Power 5 offers and sure enough, schools start to pursue him.
The player that fits that profile this season is Francis Brewu.
The 2024 3-star defensive tackle from Thomas Worthington High School in Worthington, Ohio gave a verbal commitment to Pitt back in March. At the time of his pledge to Pitt, Brewu held Power Five offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Duke, Iowa State, Minnesota and Northwestern.
— Francis Brewu🌟 (@FBrewu) June 9, 2023
However, Brewu continues to receive interest from other major programs.
Last month, Brewu received an offer from Wisconsin head coach Luke Fickell. Following that offer, the talented defensive lineman told Pittsburgh Sports Now that while he appreciated the interest, he was still a committed Panther.
“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.”
Brewu is ‘a guy’ because those Big Ten schools continue to come after him.
Friday night, Brewu announced and Twitter that he received an offer from Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker.
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— Francis Brewu🌟 (@FBrewu) May 17, 2023
Pitt seems to be in good shape with Brewu due to his strong relationship with Narduzzi, Charlie Partridge and fellow members of Pitt’s Class of 2024.