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Pitt Extends Offer to Local North Allegheny Kicker



North Allegheny specialist Peter Notaro

Pitt has a pretty sure thing in Ben Sauls, but there’s no certainty when it comes to college football.

Sauls, Samuel Carpenter and Franco Fernandez-Enjo occupy the top spots, but the Pitt coaching staff is always looking for future contributors in the special teams room.

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Peter Notaro — a 5-foot-11, 180-pound specialist from North Allegheny in Wexford, Pa. — received an offer from the Panthers Tuesday afternoon.

Notaro is coming off a junior season at NA in which he went 7-of-8 in his field goal attempts (23-of-24 in point-after attempts), and he has a live leg. His longest made field goal last season was 47 yards.

Notaro is a five-star kicker and four-and-a-half star punter, per Kohl’s Professional Camps, the premier kicking and punting entity in college football.

According to Kohl’s, he’s the fourth-ranked kicker in the class of 2025.

“Notaro scored 17 points on field goals and 116.43 points on kickoffs at the Underclassman Challenge. He also won a field goal competition and looked like a D1 scholarship player. He flashed potential in the punting portion as well but his current strength are kickoffs and field goals. Notaro earned an invite to the Underclassman Challenge in December of 2023 with a good day at a winter Showcase Camp.

“He scored 12 points on field goals and 104.10 points on kick offs and 98.6 points in punting. His biggest kick off traveled 66 yards and had 3.98 seconds of hang-time. Notaro also competed Kohl’s National Scholarship Camp in July of 2023. He scored 106.83 points on kick-offs, 25 points on field goals, and 99.41 points in punting. Notaro has continued to get stronger and make gains. At a May Showcase Camp, he had an outstanding performance scoring 13 of 15 points on field goals and 104.25 points on kick-offs.

“He is a D1 recruit as a kicker. At the March Ranking Event, he graded out at the 4.5-star level as a kicker. Notaro scored 8 points on field goals and scored 110.75 points on kick-offs at the event with a tailwind.”

Notaro holds college offers from Pitt and West Virginia and has received interest from Indiana, Ohio State and Penn State.

Pitt holds 12 commitments in the class of 2025:

Elnagmi, three-star wide receiver DaMarion Fowlkes (Olney, Md.), 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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On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
25 days ago

24 days ago

Hope we land him, kicking is so important for many reasons. Our current punting has been a reason for concern.

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