Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt Panther program will find out today if they have a new addition to their already impressive Class of 2024.
3-star linebacker Jeremiah Marcelin from Norland High School in Opa Locka, Florida will be announcing his college decision this afternoon at 1:30 PM.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound linebacker will be choosing between Pitt, Louisville and Maryland. Over the last year, Marcelin has also picked up offers from schools such as Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida State, Kentucky, Miami, Ole Miss, Stanford, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Central Florida and West Virginia.
Marcelin has not announced any official visits, but he did make an unofficial visit to Pittsburgh at the end of March, and in his own words, it was an eye-opening experience — in a very good way.
“I love the University and the city of Pittsburgh,” Marcelin told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “Some things that stood out the most were how the Steelers and Pitt basically work alongside each other. Pitt’s facilities, the overall environment between the players and coaches were ecstatic and fun. Also, Pitt’s defensive scheme, I feel they could be one of the best fits for me in that aspect.
The unofficial visit came a few months after defensive line coach Charlie Partridge and Pitt officially offered him on Jan. 30.
Marcelin is an interesting recruit in that he has the pass-rushing chops and nose for the football, along with the size at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, that he could grow into a defensive end. But he markets himself as a linebacker, and he could certainly fill a hybrid Money linebacker role in Pitt’s defense.
As a junior at Norland, Marcelin racked up 62 tackles (25 solo), 12.5 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks as an impact player in the defense, earning All-County and All-State honors for his efforts.
247Sports rates Marcelin as the 623rd-ranked recruit in the class (39th-ranked edge rusher and 92nd-ranked recruit from Florida) while On3 rates him as the 534th-ranked recruit in the class (59th-ranked linebacker and 66th-ranked recruit from Florida).
Rivals rates him as the 36th-ranked outside linebacker and 85th-ranked recruit from Florida — holding a 5.7 Rivals Rating.