Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pitt gets to 8 commits after landing two more out of state prospects

It was a good day for Pat Narduzzi as he added two more prospects today. The first, 6'3 1/2" 275 pound Owen Drexel is a center from Montclair (NJ) HS. Drexel recently attended Pitt's camp this past weekend and did so well that he received an offer on the spot. This was after destroying people at a New Jersey camp earlier in the week. Drexel, whose other offers included Rutgers and Air Force, is extremely strong and tenacious.

Narduzzi then backed that up not long after by nabbing former Ohio State commit Todd Sibley of Archbishop Hoban HS in Akron, OH. The 5'10" 214 pound Sibley is compact and strong, and he has very good speed for a strong back and has run an 11.17 100m. Sibley committed to Ohio State long ago but the Buckeyes were in a numbers crunch and asked him to take a gray shirt. So, bottom line, he's good enough to play at Ohio State, but because they have such an embarrassment of riches they wanted to hold him off until next year when they had more space. Because Sibley was committed for so long to Ohio State he didn't get as many offers as he normally would, but Michigan was one of them.


  1. Penguins Championship Parade and a great day for Pitt in building a championship team with championship student athletes!

  2. I live near Hershey, PA and was told our commits are really turning a lot of heads. I think this incoming class is really something special. H2P

  3. More heads will turn when we get 4 star Judson next week and eventually 4 star Jeter - those two are done deals.

    1. Hope you are right. I believe Bama is really recruiting Judson hard. How far is he willing to go from Florida?

  4. This 2016 class will be really special if the QB, MacVittie, pans out. Wannstedt's terrific 2006 class was strong but was missing that one huge piece and let a very good college QB, Thaddeus Lewis, slip through his fingers and land at Duke. Lewis is still bouncing around the NFL collecting paychecks.


  5. Anonymous 2:02 PM
    Judson de-committed from Ohio state so distance doesn't seem to be a factor.