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Pitt OL Target Announces Commitment Date, Pitt Named Finalist

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Pitt offensive line target Denzil Williams

Pitt will find out soon whether one of the top offensive line targets in the class will become a Panther.

Denzil Williams — a 6-foot-3, 295-pound three-star offensive lineman from Archbishop Stepinac in White Plains, N.Y. — announced on X (formerly known as Twitter) that he will be making his collegiate decision on June 29 at 3 p.m. on Instagram.

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He previously announced that he’s narrowed his list of offers to just Boston College and Pitt, cutting Bryant, Buffalo, Delaware, Duke, Fordham, Georgetown, JMU, Massachusetts, Monmouth, Syracuse, Temple and UNLV from contention.

Williams was one of the official visitors in Pittsburgh the first week of June, and while he wasn’t one of the five to commit, he definitely enjoyed his time at Pitt.

“It was amazing,” Williams said after the visit, “it was awesome.”

It’s safe to say that Williams’ expectations were met — and his questions were answered.

“They were definitely met,” Williams said. “I really wanted to see the academic side of things and we got to do that on the official visit, and it definitely met my standards.

“I would say just learning about the school and how much resources we get as the students and student-athletes (was my favorite part of the visit).”

Williams has built a strong relationship with Jeremy Darveau since Darveau extended an offer last month, and that bond only grew as the pair spent time together this weekend. But it wasn’t just Darveau; it was offensive graduate assistant Chris Russell and Pitt offensive lineman Isaiah Montgomery, too.

He was able to get a good feel for the program in his first extended look at the Panthers, on and off the field.

“I would definitely say they’re team-oriented, everybody gets along, there’s no divide on the team, everybody gets along,” Williams said. “And it shows.”

There’s a clear fit in the program when it comes to the kind of people in Pittsburgh, but there’s certainly a fit on the field, too.

Williams hasn’t exactly been told where the Darveau and the Pitt coaching staff see him at the next level, but it’s likely on the inside. He’s played inside and outside at the high school level, and he didn’t allow a sack during his junior season.

On3 rates Williams as the 110th-ranked offensive lineman and 13th-ranked recruit in New York while Rivals rates him as the eighth-ranked recruit in New York — holding a 5.5 Rivals Rating.

Pitt has three offensive linemen currently committed in the class of 2025, and the coaching staff is hoping to secure four. Williams would be the final piece of the recruiting puzzle at offensive line.

The current offensive line commitments are three-star Akram Elnagmi (England), three-star Shep Turk (Jefferson Hills, Pa.) and three-star Torian Chester (Albany, Ga.).

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Jane
Jane
20 days ago

There really reaching for Linemen

Tim
Tim
20 days ago
Reply to  Jane

An odd comment. 3 stars. Reasonable rating. I think everyone should realize this will be a very different PITT offense. I’m withholding opinion until I see things happen on the field.

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