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First Pitt Commit in Class of 2025 Schedules Official Visit



Pitt defensive line commit Trevor Sommers.

Pitt will host quite a few recruits on official visits this summer in the hopes of locking down a commitment, but one recruit who will not need to be swayed has now locked in his own visit.

Trevor Sommers — a 6-foot-3, 250-pound three-star defensive lineman from St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — announced he will take his official visit to Pittsburgh from June 6-8. It will be the first time he’s back in town since he committed following Junior Day in February.

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He committed to Pitt over offers from Bowling Green, Colorado, Florida International, Illinois, Indiana, JMU, Syracuse, UAB, UCF, USF, West Virginia, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan.

“Going to be back in the Burgh!!!” Sommers wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter).

Sommers spent the weekend of Feb. 3 in Pittsburgh and the visit cemented his decision to become a Panther.

“(The visit) went great,” Sommers told Pittsburgh Sports Now after the Junior Day experience. “Going up to Pitt, it was great weather, had a great experience and I’m excited to go back up in the near future.”

It was the second time that Sommers made it up to Pittsburgh, after receiving an offer last September, and it was a chance to dive more in-depth with the coaching staff — considering his first visit was for the Florida State game last season.

“We got to the facilities around 1:30, went up to coach Narduzzi’s office for like 20 minutes I’d say, just talking it up,” Sommer said. “After that, went downstairs for the photo shoot. So, after that went to the weight room, got measurements, ate lunch and went to the meeting room. We talked it up there, they all introduced themselves and then we went to the positional meetings.”

Sommers spent a lot of time with Partridge during the visit, and while Partridge obviously won’t be around to coach him, the coaching staff is a big fan of the way he’s able to play inside and outside on the defensive line.

“Just my motor,” Sommers said. “Play style, go out there and make plays and just development in the future.” 

Sommers made an impact last season on one of the best high school football teams in the United States. He was a key cog in the defense, racking up 45 tackles (20 solo), 16 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, a forced fumble and a pass breakup.

247Sports rates Sommers as the 946th-ranked recruit in the class (70th-ranked edge rusher and 133rd-ranked recruit from Florida) while On3 rates him as the 888th-ranked recruit in the class (77th-ranked edge rusher and 106th-ranked recruit from Florida).

Rivals hasn’t ranked Sommers yet, but he does hold a 5.6 Rivals Rating.

Sommers previously told PSN that his recruiting process had wound down to Indiana and Pitt, but after the visit for Junior Day, he locked in with the Panthers as the first commitment in the class. It was the relationships he’s built that secured the commitment.

“The coaching staff,” Sommers said. “They’re all invested, they really want this program to succeed. It was great.”

Since Sommers committed, Pitt has secured commitments from three-star quarterback Mason Heintschel (Oregon, Ohio), three-star wide receiver Bryce Yates (Chesterfield, Va.), three-star wide receiver Tony Kinsler (Port Orange, Fla.) and three-star offensive lineman Shep Turk (Jefferson Hills, Pa.).

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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