Verbal commitments are just that, talk, and for the second straight year, Pitt has found that out the hard way.
A year ago, four-star quarterback Kenny Minchey was verbally committed to Pitt for the longest time before de-committing late and signing with Notre Dame.
Back on Christmas Day in 2022, four-star wide receiver Ric’Darious Farmer gave a verbal commitment to Tiquan Underwood and the Panthers’ staff. While this comes as no great surprise, Farmer announced today that he’s no longer committed to Pitt and has given a new commitment to hometown UCF.
— Ric’Darious Farmer 4⭐️WR (@Dayday_F7) August 1, 2023
The reason that this isn’t a surprise is because of Farmer’s decisions to visit other programs despite saying he was committed to Pitt. In June, Farmer made official visits to both West Virginia and UCF.
Although Farmer appeared to say all the right things by saying he was still happy with and firmly committed to Pitt, that obviously wasn’t the case as he was still checking out other programs — including his new school.
The loss of Farmer now gives Pitt 20 players in its class of 2024, with just one wide receiver in three-star Cameron Monteiro from Brockton, Massachusetts.
Pitt’s Class of 2024 is still ranked No. 27 by Rivals.com, with four four-star recruits: LB Cam Lindsey, RB Yasin Willis, OL Caleb Holes and DT Jahsear Whittington.