Pitt’s record of recruiting success in June continued this weekend when six players made verbal commitments to Pat Narduzzi and the Panthers.
During their official visits to Pitt, WR Kenny Johnson, DB Shelton Lewis, DE Antonio Camon, DT Isaiah Neal, DB Brice Pollock and DB Shadarian Harrison all decided to end their recruitment and make their verbal commitments to the ACC Champions.
This was the most verbal commitment Pitt has received in two days since June 16-17, 2018, when seven players made commitments to them: RB Vincent Davis, LB Brandon George, Brandon Hill, QB Davis Beville, DE Deandre Jules, DE Bryce Nelms and DT Calijah Kancey.
As in years past, Pitt has been able to win recruitment battles for a number of quality programs. Here were just a few of the offers the six newest Panthers had when they decided to commit to Pitt.
3-Star WR Kenny Johnson (York, PA): Offers from Penn State, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Minnesota, Louisville, Cincinnati and Boston College. Johnson was considered heavily inclined toward Penn State by all recruiting services prior to this weekend and had scheduled an official visit there for June 24. Great credit goes to Tiquan Underwood for recruiting Johnson.
3* DB Shelton Lewis (Stockbridge, GA): Offers from Arkansas, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Purdue and Vanderbilt. Archie Collins directed Lewis’s recruitment.
3-Star DE Antonio Camon (Tampa, Florida): Offers from Penn State, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Rutgers, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Maryland, Louisville, Kentucky, Iowa State, Florida State and Boston College.
3 Star DT Isaiah Neal (Baltimore, Maryland): Offers from West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Rutgers, Ohio State, Northwestern, NC State, Ole Miss, Michigan State, Michigan, Maryland, Louisville and Boston College. Charlie Partridge directed recruitment and was a major factor in recruiting Neal.
Brice Pollock 3 stars | Offers from Penn State, West Virginia, Wake Forest, Central Florida, North Carolina, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Michigan State, Kentucky, Georgia Tech and Kansas State. Archie Collins directed Lewis’s recruitment.
3-Star CB Shadarian Harrison (Lakeland, Florida): Offers from West Virginia, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Oregon State, Nebraska, Louisville, Iowa State, Illinois and Colorado. Cory Sanders and Archie Collins developed close relationships with Harrison.
Now with eight players in her class of 2023, Pitt unsurprisingly made a big leap up the national recruiting ladder with Rivals and 247 Sports. With Rivals, Pitt jumped from 78th to 22nd. With 247 Sports, Pitt is now 20th.
247 Sports Football Recruiting Rankings (June 5)
1) Notre Dame (240.43 points)
2) Texas Tech (209.72 points)
3) Penn State (197.31 points)
4) State of Ohio (191.70 points)
5) Northwest (188.13 points)
17) Oregon (126.45)
18) Minnesota (116.45)
19) TCU (112.53)
20) PITT (112.12)
Rivals Football Recruiting Rankings (June 5)
1) Notre Dame (1802 points)
2) Texas Tech (1752 points)
3) Penn State (1219 points)
4) State of Ohio (1196 points)
5) Northwest (1185 points)
16) West Virginia (718 points)
17) Colorado (705 points)
18) Oregon (644 points)
19) Texas (623 points)
20) Texas A&M (621 points)
21) State of Michigan (617 points)
22) PITT (615 points)