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Two 2024 Pitt Commits Named to Post-Gazette’s Fabulous 22



Aliquippa LB/TE and Pitt Class of 2024 Commit Cam Lindsey

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette releases its Fabulous 22 every year on Thanksgiving, and Pitt certainly has a reason to be thankful for its inclusions this year.

Aliquippa’s Cameron Lindsey and Penn Hills’ Julian Dugger were both included in the 2023 edition of the Fab 22, with both WPIAL seniors coming off highly impressive campaigns — and Lindsey isn’t done yet.

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Lindsey, a four-star linebacker commit, and Dugger, a three-star quarterback commit, are two of the most hyped commits in the class of 2024, and it’s not just because they’re local commits from the Pittsburgh area. Both have grown exponentially during their senior seasons.

Dugger, who has been committed to Pitt since the summer, has been back to check out the Panthers multiple times this season, and he’s continuing to feel more and more at home with the Panthers.

“It’s home,” Dugger told PSN after a game in September. “All of the coaches love me; they text me every day. It just feels like a family relationship, everything is here [for me.] The relationship is good, it is great.”

Dugger completed 101-of-192 pass attempts (52.6%) for 1,646 yards with 20 touchdowns and three interceptions, and he’s added 776 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground this season — all up from a good junior season. And while the Indians fell short of a WPIAL title, Dugger certainly wasn’t to blame.

Dugger is a tall, athletic quarterback at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, a multi-sport athlete who also stars on the basketball court and competes in track & field, and he’s taken strides as a quarterback — not just an athlete — over the last few months.

Lindsey, who also committed to Pitt back in the summer, finished his senior season — regular season, that is — with 105 tackles (39 sol0), 10 tackles for loss, one sack, two forced fumbles and one recovery, one interception (returned for a touchdown). And he was impactful on offense, too.

He racked up 227 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries and added a receiving touchdown.

And then he added a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown in the WPIAL semifinals — which followed a 22-tackle, two-tackle-for-loss performance in the quarterfinals. And in the WPIAL finals, Lindsey showed out — returned a fumble 39 yards for a touchdown and added 36 yards on the ground, finding the end zone from two and 12 yards out in a WPIAL title win.

“I’m an athlete, but it’s just doing whatever my team needs me to win,” Lindsey told PSN earlier this month. “That’s just something that coach Mike [Warfield] explained to me and I just go out there and do it so we can hold a championship at the end of the year.”

Lindsey is hearing from the Pitt coaching staff every week, and while he’s built a strong relationship with Pat Narduzzi, Ryan Manalac and Cory Sanders, he doesn’t just expect to come in and start from Day 1. But he’s definitely coming in with a major goal in mind.

“That’s definitely the goal, but I’m not going to rush it,” Lindsey said. “If it happens, then I just got to be ready for the moment, but hopefully I can get there and make an impact.”

And Lindsey and Dugger aren’t the only WPIAL commits in the class of 2024 either.

Ty Yuhas, a three-star defensive end commit from Pittsburgh Central Catholic, did not earn Fab 22 honors, but he put together a strong season as the Vikings advanced to the WPIAL Class-6A title game.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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