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Pitt Football recruiting: Allen Edwards to Pitt

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Pitt lands a Junior College defensive end

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pitt received its 14th commitment for the 2015 recruiting class this afternoon when junior college defensive end, Allen Edwards, pledged to Pitt during his official visit according to Steve Wiltfong of 24/7sports.com.  Edwards becomes the fourth player to commit to the new staff headed by Pat Narduzzi, and of course he threw up the "Pat Signal" a few hours ago to indicate the commitment.

Allen Edwards is a 6'4" 245 pound Defensive End that has played the past two seasons for Dean College in Massachusetts. Edwards is originally a native of Miami, Florida. According to his highlight tape, Edwards was named the defensive MVP for his team this season, and recorded 11 sacks, which was good enough for top ten nationally in the Junior College ranks.

Edwards had offers from UMass and Idaho, but did not receive much attention beyond that from other FBS schools. The defensive end did visit Missouri earlier in the year, but once Pitt showed interest recently, he all but locked in on the Panthers. He did not have an offer from Narduzzi going into the visit this weekend, so he likely committed on the spot once the offer was issued.

Edwards is now the fourth commitment for Pitt this week, and with a few other uncommitted prospects on campus, he may not be the last.  With little depth for defensive end going into next season, Edwards should compete for snaps, and at the very least give depth to a younger unit.