Mylachi Williams is staying in Pennsylvania, but he will not be doing so in Pittsburgh.
Williams — a 6-foot-5, 215-pound four-star defensive end from Monsignor Bonner in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania — committed to Penn State Saturday night over a list of finalists that included Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse and Texas A&M.
He made official visits to Penn State (June 9), Syracuse (June 16) and Pitt (June 22) 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.
His relationship with Pitt began back in January when the Pitt coaching staff extended him an offer, and obviously, the communication — and a Jan. 21 visit — led to an official visit last month. But obviously, Penn State earned his commitment in the end.
247Sports rates Williams as the 331st-ranked recruit in the class (23-ranked edge and sixth-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.
It’s been a tough stretch of defensive line recruiting for the Pitt coaching staff, considering the misses on four-stars Dominic Kirks and Elias Rudolph each committed elsewhere over the last couple of weeks, but it is already a large group of defensive line verbal commits.
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 while Pitt has missed on a few defensive line targets, four-star defensive lineman Sincere Edwards is a major target going forward, too.
2024 three-star defensive lineman Josh Alexander-Felton also recently named Pitt to his top five.