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Closer Look at the Second Weekend of Pitt Official Visitors – Offense

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Pitt has done a good job of building the foundation for its class of 2025, and despite a smaller group coming to town this weekend, more than a couple will likely leave as Pitt Panthers.

There are 11 commitments in the class as the second visit weekend is underway, and if the trend continues, that number is going to rise.

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It’s a small crop of confirmed offensive visitors this week, just two offensive linemen — one of whom is already committed.

2025 Pitt commits

Photo courtesy of Shep Turk’s Twitter account

Shep Turk — 6-foot-5, 280-pound three-star offensive lineman from Thomas Jefferson in Jefferson Hills, Pa. (COMMIT)

Turk committed to Pitt in May over offers from Army, Bowling Green, Bucknell, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Duquesne, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Lehigh, Navy, Maine, Monmouth, Stony Brook, Temple and UMass.

Pitt has recruited Turked for a while now, hosting him on a gameday visit last November and inviting him for Junior Day in February. The offer finally arrived from Narduzzi and Jeremy Darveau in March. It didn’t take him long to pledge himself to the Panthers.

247Sports rates Turk as the 43rd-ranked offensive tackle and the 15th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania while On3 rates him as the 49th-ranked offensive tackle and the 14th-ranked recruit from Pennsylvania. Rivals rates him as the 25th-ranked recruit in the state.

Turk was an under-the-radar recruit when Pitt extended an offer, holding only Group of Five and FCS offers, but he has the feel of a recruit who blossom during his senior season.

Jordan Fields — a 6-foot-5, 265-pound offensive lineman from North Shore in Houston, Tx.

Fields holds offers from Arkansas State, Houston, Kansas, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Marshall, Memphis, North Texas, Pitt, SMU, Toledo, Tulane, Tulsa and UTSA.

Pitt extended its reach into Texas over the winter, and Fields was one of the recruits who was identified, offered by Randy Bates on Feb. 3. He hasn’t been to Pittsburgh yet, but there’s no time better than the present.

Neither 247Sports nor Rivals have rated Fields yet, but On3 rates him as the 31st-ranked offensive tackle and the 53rd-ranked recruit from Texas.

It can be hard to stand out in the talent-rich state of Texas, and Fields looks like a recruit who slipped through the cracks a bit.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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