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Pitt coach Narduzzi adds N.J. linebacker recruit

Jerry DiPaola
| Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, 7:09 p.m.

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi continued to work on his future defensive lineup when he received a verbal commitment Sunday from outside linebacker Saleem Brightwell of Paramus, N.J.

Brightwell (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) is the fifth member of the Class of 2015 to commit to Pitt since Narduzzi was hired Dec. 26. All five prospects will play defense at Pitt. Narduzzi developed a relationship with Brightwell when he was defensive coordinator at Michigan State.

Brightwell was one of six players who visited the Pitt campus this weekend. Defensive end Allen Edwards of Franklin (Mass.) Dean Junior College committed Saturday.

“I was interested in Pitt from the beginning before I visited,” Brightwell said. He said he has 16 offers, including Michigan State, Nebraska and Wisconsin, and had visited Missouri and Miami.

“It was between Pitt and Miami,” he said. “Both recruited me really hard. Both were up front with me.

“I thought the (Pitt) players were genuine. The players are excited about the new (coaching) staff.”

Pitt has 15 verbal commitments, with national letter of intent day set for Feb. 4.

— Jerry DiPaola

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