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Pitt Extends Offer to Former Top Recruit, Clemson Transfer DE



Pitt defensive end target David Ojiegbe.

Charlie Partridge has a tall task in revamping the Pitt defensive line this offseason, and he’s already scouring the transfer portal for additions.

Partridge extended an offer Tuesday to David Ojiegbe, a former top-ranked recruit in the class of 2023 and a rising second-year freshman at Clemson.

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Ojiegbe, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound defensive end originally from Largo, Md., entered the transfer portal this month and received his first offer from Partridge and Pitt. He played in just two games at Clemson in 2023, preserving four full seasons of eligibility.

Ojiegbe didn’t play much for Clemson in 2023, but he’s not far removed from leading St. John’s College (D.C.) High to a state title. He recorded 30 tackles for loss and 16 sacks on the way to earning MaxPreps’ D.C. Player of the Year.

He committed to Clemson over a long list of offers that included Duke, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, North Carolina State, UNC, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia. It remains to be seen how Ojiegbe’s process will unfold, but the Panthers are in the mix for a second time.

Pitt — in the wake of recent transfer portal losses — will certainly need to look toward the transfer portal when it comes to filling gaps on the line.

The Pitt defensive line has been hit hard by the transfer portal, along with a handful of sixth-year seniors (David Green, Devin Danielson and Tyler Bentley) exhausting their eligibility, and the loss of Samuel Okunlola was especially difficult in the wake of such loss.

Pitt will now be forced to rely upon Dayon Hayes, Nahki Johnson, Bam Brima and Jimmy Scott on the edge, with a transfer portal addition or two certainly on the way.

For all your college football transfer portal needs, check out the Portal Report and their Transfer Portal Tracker.

2023-24 College Football Transfer Portal Database

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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