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Another Former Pitt Panther Commits to Florida A&M



Former Pitt defensive end Antonio Camon.

Antonio Camon entered the transfer portal earlier this spring after he found himself on the outer edge of the defensive end rotation, but he’s found a new home.

Camon — a 6-foot-2, 235-pound redshirt freshman from Tampa Bay Tech in Tampa, Fla. — announced Friday night that he’s committed to Florida A&M, with four seasons of eligibility remaining. He’s the second former Pitt Panther to commit to FAMU this spring, joining Karter Johnson.

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“Committed! Let’s do it Rattler Nation!!!” Camon wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter).

Camon arrived as a three-star recruit in the class of 2023 and redshirted last season without seeing the field. Despite the lack of depth at defensive end this spring, he wasn’t able to crack the rotation. He did rack up two sacks during the Blue-Gold Spring Game though.

Camon found a school, that’s closer to home, where he will be able to make a greater impact.

Pitt, on the other hand, is in better shape now than it was at the end of spring when it comes to the defensive line — interior and exterior.

Nate Matlack wound up being a significant winter pickup. He’s a Day 1 starter with experience and potential. Seeing him put together the season many expected Dayon Hayes to have wouldn’t be surprising. There are a lot of questions outside of Matlack though.

Bam Brima is an experienced rotation player but isn’t a difference-maker. Sincere Edwards looks like a future star off the edge, but he hasn’t played a snap of college football yet. Jimmy Scott and David Ojiegbe are both firmly in the mix.

It’s just hard to bet solely on potential.

Chief Borders brings a mixture of potential and expectation. He was sought after in the portal, visiting UCLA the week before committing to Pitt, sure, but he will be able to play in a scheme that better fits his style of play. He played as more of a stand-up linebacker at Nebraska; he’ll be able to rush the quarterback off the edge in Pittsburgh.

Pitt has revamped the defensive line entering the 2024 season, and while Camon will not be apart of it, he will have a greater opportunity with the Rattlers.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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10 days ago

Losing dudes to Coach Prime, MAC, and FCS. Replacing them with special teams players, WCU dudes, CC JuCo, and guys who chose elsewhere a year ago.

Makes me think OnCampusStadiumPlease is a pseudo name commenter real name Michael Haywood.

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