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Pitt Lands Commitment from 2025 3-Star ATH Synkwan Smith

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Pitt athlete commit Synkwan Smith

The strong weekend for Pitt football continues with a commitment from one of the top pure athlete targets in the class.

Synkwan Smith — a 5-foot-9, 165-pound athlete from Roswell in Roswell, Ga. — committed to Pitt following a standout official visit over the weekend, he announced Sunday on X (formerly known as Twitter). He’s the fourth official visitor to pledge himself to the Panthers.

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Smith committed to Pitt over offers from Arkansas State, UConn, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Kansas State, Kent State, Marshall, UMass, Miami (Oh.), Pitt, Toledo. Western Kentucky and Wofford.

Pitt was one of the more recent schools to reach out to Smith, with Archie Collins officially extending an offer on May 14, and the relationship progressed rapidly. He was recruited heavily by Collins and Lindsey Lamar, pointing toward his future position in Pittsburgh.

Smith is a dominant all-around athlete, serving as a running back, wide receiver and kick returner during his junior season at Roswell, and while he could be a running back, he could easily serve as a slot wide receiver. It depends on where the coaching staff most values his diverse skillset.

Smith served a few different roles at Roswell last season, racking up 24 carries for 285 yards (11.9 yards per carry) and four touchdowns and 32 receptions for 420 yards (13.1 yards per reception) and eight touchdowns. And he returned 10 kickoffs for 444 yards and a touchdown and 10 punts for 357 yards and four touchdowns.

247Sports rates Smith as the 527th-ranked recruit in the class (42th-ranked athlete and 60th-ranked recruit from Georgia). He hasn’t been ranked by Rivals but holds a 5.7 Rivals Rating.

Smith is another strong addition by the Pitt coaching staff, adding another electric playmaker to help Kade Bell run the style of offense that he would like to in Pittsburgh.

Pitt now holds 17 commitments in the class of 2025, with one unannounced Pat Signal:

Smith, three-star Kha’leal Sterling (Miami, Fla.), three-star Torian Chester (Albany, Ga.), three-star Akram Elnagmi (England), 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 Emmanuel Taylor (Virginia Beach, Va.), three-star cornerback Shawn Lee (Harrisburg, Pa.), 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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Menotyou
Menotyou
26 days ago

Wofford must be hating us

srs28704
srs28704
26 days ago

Looks like Dolphins offense coming our way. Shorter, quick-twitchy.

Giovanni
Giovanni
26 days ago

Reviewing his reel, definitely a shifty kid but difficult to assess his overall talent since his team had a solid QB and a superior offensive line.

Sackman
Sackman
26 days ago

Wow tough competition

Kelvin Byrd
Kelvin Byrd
26 days ago

Blowing Wofford outta da water!

Rob
Rob
26 days ago

Is anyone worried that the other offers most of these kids have are from low level FBS Schools for the most part? Seema years past we were beating the big boys for some recruits not Ark St., Bowling Green, Central Michigan and Wofford.

Menotyou
Menotyou
26 days ago
Reply to  Rob

I think this is the evidence needed that they can’t compete in the NIL era.

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