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JaQuan Davidson commits to Pitt

Pitt picks up their 18th verbal commitment.

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

If you are reading this, it means you did not gouge out your eyes after the Pirates game this afternoon. There was some bright news for Pitt fans on this Thursday afternoon as Elizabeth Forward athlete, JaQuan Davidson committed to Pitt over West Virginia, Western Michigan and a host of other smaller offers. Davidson is a 6-2 or 6-3 athlete capable of playing on both sides of the ball. Davidson is regarded as a two star by Rivals, and a 3 star by Scout.

As Chris Peak mentioned in his article, Davidson jumped around quite a bit with four high schools in four years. He credits the Pitt staff for working with him about getting on track with his classes, and the Panthers were able to overtake a prospect that was considered a WVU lean.

Davidson could play in the defensive backfield at Pitt, or see some time on offense. He has nearly the same build as Pitt freshman, Tyler Boyd. Davidson's film is impressive, and he has good speed in the open field. Pitt certainly needs more athletes in both spots, and he will have an opportunity to make an impact.

Davidson is Pitts 18th commitment. He is the 7th player from Pennsylvania, and the sixth from the WPIAL. He joins Avonte Maddox and Patrick Amara as fellow athletes in this class. He could join Elijah Zeise at receiver, or Jalen Williams and Philippie Motley at defensive back.

Paul Chryst and his staff still have some work to do on the recruiting front, and some of their prize prospects remain available. Those names include Montae Nicholson, Dravon Henry, Shai McKenzie, Alex Bookser, and Jamil Kamara.