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Low ‘Pat Signal’ Count For Last Official Visit Weekend Isn’t Cause for Concern



Pitt only received one Pat Signal from last weekend’s official visitors. That’s not good, right? Well, no, it’s actually okay.

After five Pat Signals from the first weekend of official visitors and five more the second, and a midweek Pat Signal from the second weekend that turned into four-star linebacker Cameron Lindsey, there was just one Pat Signal last weekend.

That Pat Signal hasn’t been announced yet, for reference — and there are still two unclaimed Pat Signals from the second weekend.

Pitt’s class has grown to 19 verbal commits, a recruiting class that is ranked 16th by 247Sports and 14th by Rivals, and that’s without accounting for three unclaimed Pat Signals that will be claimed in the days and weeks to come.

This isn’t going to be a 30-man class. Pitt cannot take every recruit that comes to town for official visits, and with 19 commits (21 technically), coming into the weekend, there wasn’t a ton of room to just add commitments.

Of Pitt’s 11 visitors over the weekend, four were already committed to Pitt. DayDay Farmer, Davin Brewton, Ty Yuhas and Zachary Crothers were all in town.

So, that left four-star wide receiver Zy’Marion Lang, four-star offensive lineman Ryan Howerton, three-star offensive lineman Moritz Schmoranzer, three-star athlete Syair Torrence, three-star linebacker DJ McCormick and four-star defensive linemen Sincere Edwards and Mylachi Williams.

McCormick, who made some noise with a rather odd recruiting snafu where he was recruiting a Pitt de-commit to UCF while he was in Pittsburgh himself, is committed to UCF. Torrence committed to Michigan State already. Two guys who will end up elsewhere.

Pitt is in good shape with Howerton and Schmoranzer, who is announcing his commitment on June 30 with Pitt as a finalist, and I think one will likely end up a Panther.

Lang was a priority wide receiver recruit who enjoyed his visit and has a strong relationship with Tiquan Underwood. He set a Top 7 of Pitt, South Carolina, West Virginia, South Florida, Texas A&M, Kansas and Kansas State previously and will likely make a decision in July.

Edwards has been a priority recruit for a few months now, and with his decommitment from UCF prior to his official visit to Pittsburgh, the door is open for a potential flip there. And while Williams seems to be more of a wildcard, he’s set a commitment date of July 7.

So, when it comes to Pitt’s final official visit window, silent commitment aside, there’s just some waiting now when it comes to seeing if that group adds any more commitments. I think it will.

And I think with the announcements on the horizon, which includes Schmoranzer and Koy Beasley on June 28, Dominic Kirks on June 30, Elias Rudolph on July 3 and Williams on July 7, it’s a good bet that Pitt will add another commitment or two.

Trever Jackson, Pitt’s top quarterback target, hasn’t announced any sort of commitment date to this point, but I fully expect Pitt to be a finalist when he eventually does.

So, while this most recent official visit window didn’t result in a bunch of Pat Signals, it didn’t need to. Because there will be a few more to come yet.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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2 months ago

Schmoranzer actually has his decision date as June 30th, not the 28th. I believe Pitt will land him, plus (4-Star) Howerton, which would be fantastic.

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