Pitts A Panther

After re-opening his recruitment through two coaching changes at Pitt, Woodland Hills athlete Lafayette Pitts went back to his original school. Pitts announces commitment to his initial first-choice, the Pitt Panthers.

At a special signing day ceremony at Woodland Hills High School on Wednesday morning, four-star cornerback Lafayette Pitts committed to Pitt for a second time.

"University of Pittsburgh," Pitts said, when it was his time to take the podium, joined by several classmates who are also signing their letters of intent today.

Pitts committed to the Panthers back in June, then re-opened his recruitment after Dave Wannstedt was fired in December. He was expected to keep Pitt as his top choice, but also took official visits to Iowa and Maryland.

Michael Haywood was fired after an alleged domestic abuse incident on New Years Eve, which opened up Pitts' recruiting more. Former Pitt assistants Jeff Hafley and Frank Cignetti Jr. moved over to Rutgers as assistant coaches, and were able to get a commit from Pitts last Monday, following an official to Rutgers that weekend.

The Pitt coaching staff was able to get Pitts to give them a look, as he kept his initial word, following through with an official visit this past weekend. After thinking it over for the last few days, Pitts announced Wednesday morning, he was a Panther.

Stay tuned to PantherDigest.com for more from Pitts' press conference this morning at Woodland Hills, as well as news on the commitments of other local prospects such as five-star defensive tackle Delvon Simmons, four-star linebacker Branden Jackson and three-star tight end Desimon Green.

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