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Pitt’s Pat Narduzzi adds 5 rising seniors during recruiting weekend

Jerry DiPaola
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi in the third quarter Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at Heinz Field.

Pitt’s big recruiting weekend started Saturday with the first of five of these tweets, signaling Pat Narduzzi had received a verbal commitment from a coveted prospect.

By Sunday night, there had been plenty of tweets from Narduzzi’s account, some even dealing with recruiting. Of the five prospects who committed to Narduzzi, Akron linebacker Bangally Kamara, New Jersey athlete Solomon DeShields, Miami defensive end Emmanuel Belgrave and Atlanta cornerback Tee Denson made their announcements public. The fifth is expected to do the same this week.

Prospects Emmanuel Belgrave and Tee Denson added a message in their tweets, indicating they carry a determination they are not afraid to flaunt.

Wrote Belgrave: “My Little Brother Doesn’t Have To Worry About Asking Anyone For Anything.”

Wrote Denson: “I wasn’t made for no casket or no prison cell … “

If Pitt completes its five-man haul, that will give the Panthers eight in its class of 2020 so far, with plenty of summer and a three-month season to go before signing day in December. Remember, the verbal commitments that some fans waited for breathlessly Sunday are non-binding. Kids can change their minds, and they occasionally do.

Narduzzi and his staff served as hosts to about two dozen prospects, some of whom had already committed to Pitt. Such as Fort Lauderdale, Fla., defensive end Sam Williams, who’s been on board since April.

Other prospects appeared to enjoy their visits, including another Akron linebacker, Devin Hightower of Bishop Hoban High School, and Georgia athlete Khatavian Franks, who has verbaled to Louisville, but visited Pitt, anyway.

In a light moment, Narduzzi tried to entice recruits with Wendy’s french fries …

… but all he got was this from assistant Charlie Partridge, who has no eligibility left and is already committed, anyway.

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Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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