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Rising Georgia RB Locks In Official Visit to Pitt

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Pitt running back target Synkwan Smith.

Pitt is looking for a running back in the class of 2025, and the latest recruit to lock in an official visit to Pittsburgh fits the new offensive scheme well.

Synkwan Smith — a 5-foot-9, 165-pound athlete from Roswell in Roswell, Ga. — announced via X (formerly known as Twitter) that he will take an official visit to Pitt from June 20-22. It’s the second official visit he’s scheduled, following his OV to Kansas from June 14-16.

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Smith holds offers from Arkansas State, UConn, Georgia State, Kansas, Kansas State, Kent State, Marshall, UMass, Miami (Oh.), Toledo. Western Kentucky and Wofford.

Pitt is one of the more recent schools to reach out to Smith, with Archie Collins officially extending an offer on May 14, and it’s clear the relationship is progressing rapidly. He’s being recruited by Collins and Lindsey Lamar, likely pointing toward his future position.

Smith isn’t the biggest recruit, but his positional versatility isn’t limited to just the offensive side of the ball. He’s a weapon on the football field.

Smith served a few different roles at Roswell last season, racking up 24 carries for 285 yards (11.9 yards per carry) and four touchdowns and 32 receptions for 420 yards (13.1 yards per reception) and eight touchdowns. And he returned 10 kickoffs for 444 yards and a touchdown and 10 punts for 357 yards and four touchdowns.

Smith hasn’t been ranked by the major recruiting services (247Sports, Rivals and On3), but as his recruiting process is starting to heat up, that will change in the coming weeks and months.

Smith feels like a recruit who could blow up if he can put together a big senior season. Roswell had a feature back last season who took the lion’s share of touches, but Smith should be in for a greater workload as a senior.

He hasn’t visited Pittsburgh yet, considering the recency of the relationship, but if he eventually does arrive in Pittsburgh (it’s never a certainty), he could leave as a Panther.

Pitt holds six commitments in the class of 2025, four-star cornerback Elijah Dotson, 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).

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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