An official visit to Purdue proved to be too much for Pitt to overcome in the end.
Koy Beasley’s recruiting process turned over the last couple of days, and he officially committed to Purdue over a list of finalists that included Pitt, Rutgers and Wisconsin.
Beasley — a 6-foot, 180-pound four-star safety from La Salle High in Cincinnati, Ohio — appeared to be on his way to Pitt after his official visit to Pitt from June 8-10, but as he took his final offical visit to Purdue last weekend, his interest shifted to Purdue.
He’s a top recruit in the class, one who holds offers from Arkansas, Boston College, Georgia, Kentucky, Miami (Oh.), Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue, Rutgers, Texas A&M, Toledo, USC, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin, and Pitt just missed securing his commitment.
Pitt has recruited Beasley very hard since first extending an offer all the way back in May of 2022, and he’s built a very strong relationship with Randy Bates, Cory Sanders and Archie Collins, but it ultimately didn’t work out.
247Sports rates Beasley as the 123rd-ranked recruit in the class (ninth-ranked safety and the fifth-ranked recruit from Ohio) while On3 rates him as the 102-ranked recruit in the class (15th-ranked cornerback and fourth-ranked recruit from Ohio).
Rivals rates him as the 208th-ranked recruit in the class (12th-ranked athlete and sixth-ranked recruit from Ohio.
It’s a tough blow during an otherwise very successful month of June, as Beasley would’ve been Pitt’s top-ranked recruit in the class and a versatile defensive back with blazing speed, but recruiting goes on.
Pitt currently holds commitments from three-star safety Allen Bryant (Hollywood, Florida), three-star cornerback Tayshawn Banks (Cincinnati, Ohio) and three-star cornerback Davion Pritchard (Youngstown, Ohio).
There will likely be another defensive back or two added to Pitt’s 2024 class going forward, a class that will very likely add a commitment or two over the next couple of weeks.