Pitt added to the future of its offensive line today with a commitment from a big offensive lineman from New York. Alex Officer is the newest member of the 2013 class and is listed at 6'4" and anywhere from 285 to 310 lbs. He picked Pitt over offers from Syracuse, Boston College, Purdue and Rutgers, among others.
Officer is a consensus three-star recruit by Rivals, 247, Scout and ESPN. ESPN gives him high marks for run blocking and physicality. Both Rivals and 247 rank him as the eighth best prospect in the state of New York.
He's the 20th commit overall and the fourth offensive lineman in this class, joining Dorian Johnson, Carson Baker and Aaron Reese. Based on the sort of lines Chryst formed at Wisconsin, Officer seems to be a guard prospect, despite playing tackle in high school.
There's not much else available now since offensive lineman just don't get the press that skill positions get, but we've got OFFENSIVE LINE HIGHLIGHTS below (and holy crap, he demolishes some kids in this video).
Welcome home, Alex.
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