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Pitt Lands Commitment from 2025 3-Star TE Max Hunt



Pitt tight end commit Max Hunt

Max Hunt had a pretty good idea going into his official visit to Pitt that he was going to commit, he just wanted to make 100% sure. And he left 100% sure he made the right decision.

Hunt — 6-foot-5, 210-pound three-star tight end from Plant in Tampa, Fla. — committed to Pitt following his official visit this weekend, he announced on social media Saturday afternoon.

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He committed to Pitt over offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, ECU, Georgia Tech, Indiana, JMU, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, Toledo, UAB, West Virginia and Western Kentucky.

“Really just my relationship with the coaching staff, with coach Bronowski and coach Narduzzi, and just feeling comfortable around them,” Hunt told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I’ve been thinking that Pitt is the place I want to be for a while now, I was just making it official up here talking to coach Narduzzi.”

Pitt jumped into the chase for Hunt earlier this year, with Cory Sanders officially extending an offer on Jan. 31. He was a major target in the class — a position of need considering the Panthers haven’t landed many tight ends over the last couple of classes.

Hunt is listed as a tight end, but he wanted to go somewhere his considerable pass-catching talents could be utilized, and he found that in Pittsburgh.

“We’re really tight, talk almost every week,” Hunt said. “He just likes my athletic ability, he wants a tight end that can stretch the field, go vertically, run every route in the route tree and catch the ball. Run routes against DBs and linebackers. A versatile guy, not necessarily an inline blocking type of tight end like it used to be. More of a dynamic type of athlete.”

Hunt showcased that offensive ability as a junior at Plant last season, hauling in 36 receptions for 424 yards (11.8 yards per reception) and six touchdowns. He’s long and lean, and it shouldn’t be hard to pack on some additional mass, but he’s coming in as a field-stretching tight end.

Hunt is flying under the radar when it comes to national recruiting services, not ranked by 247Sports, Rivals or On3, but he does hold a 5.5 Rivals Rating. And I’d expect him to become more prominently ranked as the summer rolls on.

Pitt now holds seven commitments in the class of 2025, with four unclaimed Pat Signals:

four-star cornerback Elijah Dotson (Detroit, Mich.), 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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Kelvin Byrd
Kelvin Byrd
7 days ago

Not even rated.

They should have signed his cousin, Mike.

7 days ago

Too bad he’s not a defensive player. Max Hunt is a good name for a linebacker or safety.

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
7 days ago

Thank God they held off Arkansas State and Middle Tennesse St. Great job Duzz!

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