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Pitt Makes Latest Cut for Top 2025 4-Star Running Back

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Pitt has made the latest cut for one of the top-ranked running backs in the class of 2025.

Michael Turner — a 6-foot, 190-pound four-star running back from Richland in North Richland Hills, Tx. — cut his list of offers to a top 12: Arizona, Baylor, Florida, Kansas State, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Pitt, SMU, TCU, Utah and Washington.

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He cut Colorado, Duke, Houston, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, UTEP and Wisconsin from contention.

Pitt is one of the more recent offers that Turner has picked up, receiving the offer from Jacob Bronowski on Feb. 19, and it remains to be seen just how far the relationship with the Pitt coaching staff has progressed.

It will be important to get Turner on campus as often as possible before his eventual commitment. He already has an official visit scheduled for SMU (May 17).

It’s easy to see why Pitt is interested in Turner. He’s a track star and produced at the varsity level since his freshman season at Richland. His explosive style of running (combined with some pass-catching chops) is what the Panthers will need in a Kade Bell offensive system.

Turner was the focal point of the Richland offense as a junior, carrying the ball 212 times for 1,625 yards (7.7 yards per carry) and 22 touchdowns — adding 14 receptions for 134 yards (9.6 yards per reception) and two touchdowns.

247Sports rates him as the 124th-ranked recruit in the class (10th-ranked running back and 21st-ranked recruit in Texas) while Rivals rates him as the 176th-ranked recruit in the class (12th-ranked running back and 28th-ranked recruit from Texas). He’s a consensus four-star recruit.

Pitt has not picked up a commitment from a running back in the class of 2025 to this point, and it will be hard to lock Turner in, but the first step is securing that official visit this summer.

Pitt currently holds five commitments in the class of 2025, offensive lineman Shep Turk (Jefferson Hills, Pa.), three-star wide receiver Tony Kinsler (Port Orange, Fla.), three-star wide receiver Bryce Yates (Chesterfield, Va.), three-star defensive lineman Trevor Sommers (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and three-star quarterback Mason Heintschel (Oregon, Ohio), and it’s not unlikely that a couple more soon join the class this spring.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Kelvin Byrd
Kelvin Byrd
15 days ago

Top TWELVE.

This is ridiculous. I can see maybe a top three, then make a decision, but these kids draw out this process publicly for attention. Nothing more.

The funny thing is, many of these players will make a “final decision” and then change their mind thee times and transfer twice.

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
15 days ago

awesome…..get the pat signal ready

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