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Pitt Lands Third Commitment of the Day in 2025 3-Star DB Cole Woodson



Pitt defensive back target Cole Woodson

Pitt entered the day with three chances to secure a commitment from a recruit in the class of 2025 and will end day by going 3-for-3.

Joshua Guerrier and Denim Cook started the day off earlier and now Cole Woodson ends it.

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Woodson — a 6-foot-1, 190-pound three-star defensive back from Battlefield in Haymarket, Va. — committed to Pitt Monday night, he announced on X (formerly known as Twitter).

He did have an official list of finalists but did take official visits to Duke, Pitt and Virginia Tech.

Woodson committed to the Panthers over offers from UConn, Duke, JMU, Minnesota, Syracuse, Temple, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

Pitt extended Woodson an offer on Jan. 30, and his official visit was the second time he made it out to Pittsburgh. His first was a visit for spring practice in March, getting his first taste of the coaching staff and the culture.

“I enjoyed sitting in on the meetings and practice as well as seeing much of the campus,” Woodson told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “In speaking with coach Narduzzi and coach Sanders, I feel that they are both good men and coaches who know how to develop talent out of high school. I was impressed overall with my visit and knew I had to get back.”

The actual official visit went well, spending time with the coaching staff and his (potential) future teammates, and now the Panthers are firmly in the mix for his commitment.

He was a solid receiving threat for Battlefield last season, hauling in 13 receptions for 127 yards (9.8 yards per reception) and four touchdowns, but he’s another versatile athlete whose future is on the defensive side of the ball. He picked off four passes (returning three for touchdowns) and broke up seven passes.

247Sports rates Woodson as the 56th-ranked safety and 21st-ranked recruit from Virginia. Rivals rates him as the 37th-ranked recruit from Virginia.

Pitt now holds 21 commitments in the class of 2025:

The Panthers have landed three-star quarterback Mason Heintschel (Oregon, Ohio), three-star running back Ja’Kyrian Turner (Bushnell, Fla.), three-star athlete Synkwan Smith (Roswell, Ga.), three-star wide receiver Kha’leal Sterling (Miami, Fla.), three-star wide receiver DaMarion Fowlkes (Olney, Md.), three-star wide receiver Tony Kinsler (Port Orange, Fla.), three-star wide receiver Bryce Yates (Chesterfield, Va.), three-star tight end Max Hunt (Tampa, Fla.), Shep Turk (Jefferson Hills, Pa.), Torian Chester (Albany, Ga.) and Akram Elnagmi (Loughborough, England), offensively.

And Woodson, three-star edge Denim Cook (Columbus, Ohio), three-star defensive end Julian Anderson (Orlando, Fla.), three-star defensive lineman Trevor Sommers (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), three-star linebacker Emmanuel Taylor (Virginia Beach, Va.), three-star linebacker Justin Thompson (Olney, Md.), three-star safety Joshua Guerrier (Ocoee, Fla.), three-star cornerback Shawn Lee (Harrisburg, Pa.), four-star cornerback Mason Alexander (Fishers, Ind.) and four-star cornerback Elijah Dotson (Detroit, Mich.) defensively.






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On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
16 days ago

Take that Temple!

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