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Pitt Lands Commitment from 2025 3-Star WR DaMarion Fowlkes



Pitt wide receiver commit DaMarion Fowlkes

DaMarion Fowlkes had a pretty good idea that he wanted to commit to Pitt before he arrived Thursday for his official visit, and the overall experience only cemented that belief.

Fowlkes — a 5-foot-10, 170-pound three-star wide receiver from Good Counsel in Olney, Md. — officially committed to Pitt following his official visit this weekend, he announced Monday afternoon on social media.

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He committed to Pitt over offers from Boston College, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Charlotte, ECU, Indiana, JMU, Kent State, Liberty, Memphis, Old Dominion, Temple, UNLV, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

“It was really just seeing the players’ and the coaches’ bond with each other, experiencing it on and off the field,” Fowlkes told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “And seeing how well they connect, I wanted to be a part of that.”


Former running backs coach Andre Powell initially extended Fowlkes an offer last year, during the season in October, but Kade Bell and JJ Laster picked up right where Powell left off. And the experience with the coaching staff, and the current Pitt players, made him feel right at home in Pittsburgh.

“It was great (talking to Bell and Laster),” Fowlkes said. “They’re really great people, and they showed a lot of interest in me on and off the field, so I’m just excited to grow a better bond with them.

“Just hanging out with the players, seeing how well they hang out with each other and having meetings with all the players. And seeing coach Kade’s offense. I’m excited to be a part of it.”

Bell has a type when it comes to the wide receivers he’s recruiting, and Fowlkes fits that mold. He’s a shorter, faster wideout who can play inside and outside. And he’s destined for that slot role in the offensive scheme, a weapon to be utilized in open space.

Fowlkes hasn’t been ranked by any of the major recruiting services, but he does hold a 5.5 Rivals Rating. But that lack of ranking isn’t a concern for him; he’s just excited to have an opportunity at the next level with the Panthers.

“It means a lot, the whole community really accepted me, even the commits who committed before this official visit,” Fowlkes said. “They really welcomed me with open arms and I’m just excited to be the next.”

Pitt now holds 11 commitments in the class of 2025, with all five Pat Signals claimed:

Fowlkes, three-star tight end Max Hunt (Tampa, Fla.), 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 running back Ja’Kyrian Turner (Bushnell, Fla.) and three-star quarterback Mason Heintschel (Oregon, Ohio) offensively.

Three-star linebacker Justin Thompson (Olney, Md.), three-star defensive end Julian Anderson (Orlando, Fla.), four-star cornerback Elijah Dotson (Detroit, Mich.) and three-star defensive lineman Trevor Sommers (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) defensively.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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5 days ago

Offer sheets don’t lie and we’re competing with low level power 4 schools or non power schools. Can’t any one else see this? If you think this is a good signing then your crazy sad part in comparison to some of the recruits we have committed it is a solid commitment. I guess we’re back to 6-6 seasons

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