Among those already verbally committed to Pittsburgh include defensive end Tyrone Ezell, Steel Valley High School, Munhall, Pa.; wideout Todd Thomas, Beaver Falls, Pa. HS; safety Carl Fleming, Franklin HS, Reistertown, Md.; running back Raymond Graham, Elizabeth, N.J. HS; and defensive end Jack Lippert, Central Dauphin HS, Harrisburg, Pa.
Middle linebacker Dan Mason, Penn Hills HS, Pittsburgh, Pa.; tight end-defensive end Malcolm Bush, Hackensack, N.J. HS; defensive tackle Jordan Hill, Steelton-Highspire HS, Steelton, Pa. (near Harrisburg); linebacker Jamal Merrell and wideout Jamil Merrell, Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Tech, Neward, Del.; and cornerback Quron Pratt, Palmyra, N.J. HS. were other recruits in attendance.
Bush and Hill were early commitments to Rutgers, but both have reopened their recruitment and took official visits to Pitt. Even while they were committed, the pair stayed in contact with the Panthers. Tight ends coach Brian Angelichio is recruiting Hill, who is still committed to Rutgers, while secondary coach Jeff Hafley is recruiting Bush, who withdrew his initial commitment. Pratt has not yet received an offer from Pitt, but could get one this coming week.
All the recruits appeared to have a good time at the hoops game, won handily by the Panthers, although many left before the game ended. At halftime, the recruits, family members, the Pitt coaching staff and a contingent of current players left for a late dinner in a Petersen Events Center suite. Only a few returned for the second half. Mason and Ezell were late arrivals to the game.
Safety Andrew Taglianetti, cornerback Jarred Holley, quarterback Pat Bostick, wideout Jonathan Baldwin, linebacker Shayne Hale, linebacker Steve Dell, linebacker Austin Ransom and linebacker Adam Gunn were among the Pitt players with the recruits.
Recruits Enjoy Pitt Basketball Game
Panther Digest Top Stories
18 PA OT & Penn State Decommit talks MSU!18 PA 3 * OT & Penn State Decommit talks Michigan State with Spartan Nation!
Spartan Nation3:23 PM
One on One w/ Rutgers QB Target Matt ValecciFLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Bronx (N.Y.) Fordham Prep quarterback Matt Valecce is a hot target in spring evaluation with offers from Rutgers, Pittsburgh and Boston College in the last…
Scarlet Report2:53 PM
Not Among The DisgustedThere may have been some bumps in the Steelers' draft road, but Jim Wexell came away excited to see the results.
Steel City Insider9:50 AM
Joshua Sanguinetti Impressed with Stanford“(The offer) came out of nowhere to be honest.”
The BootlegYesterday at 11:56 PM