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Pitt 2024 4-Star DE Target Mylachi Williams Sets Finalists, Announcing Decision This Week



Mylachi Williams previously announced when he’d be committing, but we didn’t know for sure which schools he was deciding between. Now we do.

Williams — a 6-foot-5, 215-pound four-star defensive end from Monsignor Bonner in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania — will decide between Notre Dame, Penn State, Pitt, Syracuse and Texas A&M on July 8.

He made official visits to Penn State, Syracuse and Pitt in the month of June, and he held offers from the likes of Boston College, Cincinnati, Colorado, Duke, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.

Williams’ relationship with Pitt really began back on Jan. 20 when the Pitt coaching staff extended him an offer, and obviously, the communication — and a Jan. 21 visit — has led to a chance for an extended stay in Pittsburgh.

It’s not hard to see why Charlie Partridge and Pitt’s coaching staff like Williams either, as he’s a long, explosive athlete who may be bookmarked for defensive end but could play almost anywhere across the football field.

As a junior at Monsignor Bonner last season, Williams racked up 50 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 11 sacks to help the Friars to a successful season out on the eastern side of the state.

247Sports rates Williams as the 330th-ranked recruit in the class (25th-ranked edge rusher and seventh-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania) while On3 rates him as the 205th-ranked recruit in the class (16th-ranked edge and third-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania).

Rivals rates him as the 17th-ranked weakside defensive end and ninth-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania — holding a 5.8 Rivals Rating.

While he’s made visits to Penn State, Pitt and Syracuse, it appears as though Penn State is in the lead for Williams’ services. Pitt does, however, have a chance in the race, but the coaching staff’s recruiting efforts may also be focused elsewhere.

Pitt currently holds commitments from four defensive linemen in the class of 2024, including four-star Jahsear Whittington, three-star Francis Brewu, three-star Zach Crothers and three-star Ty Yuhas.

And four-star defensive lineman Sincere Edwards just completed his official visit to Pitt. But Pitt has also missed out on four-star defensive linemen Dominic Kirks and Elias Rudolph over the last couple of days.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Anthony Gracey
Anthony Gracey
2 months ago

We have been losing a lot of 4-star recruits lately. What is happening?

2 months ago
Reply to  Anthony Gracey

Two things……
1. NIL Money
2. Other recruits committing

2 months ago

Most of the 4-Star recruiting battles being lost recently are very highly rated players so losing them does hurt — especially those lost to weaker programs. It’s just disingenuous to claim otherwise. The good news is that PItt is making the final lists of a lot of these very high caliber players (what are the stats here??), so if the coaching staff can continue to strengthen both culture and reputation, then we should start landing more of these players in subsequent years. It’s just a long slog as a result of intense competition and NIL/highest bidder craziness.

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