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Pat Signal: George Hill commits to Pitt

Pitt lands a four-star from Ohio

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Today at Hubbard High School in the Youngstown, Ohio area, George Hill announced that he has committed to the University of Pittsburgh. Hill was a one-time Ohio State commitment, but wavered from the Buckeyes back in October and opened up his recruitment. Pitt, Michigan State, and Wisconsin appeared to be his finalists with many expecting him to choose the Spartans, and to the surprise of some he committed to Pitt.

The Pitt Twitter universe kind of got a hint yesterday when Pat Narduzzi tweeted that he was excited for 2:00 this afternoon. It soon came out that George Hill planned to commit at 2:00 instead of the original given time of 7:00. Many Panther fans figured this to be a parallel, and as it played out today -  it was.

George Hill is a 6'0" 190 pound Athlete from Hubbard, Ohio, It remains unclear which position he will play in college, but it is presumed he will be a running back for the Panthers.  Hill is listed as a four-star by Rivals, ESPN, and 247. He is ranked as the seventh best prospect in the state of Ohio by Rivals and is a member of their Rivals250 Rankings.  He had offers from Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and West Virginia among others.

Hill becomes the 17th prospect to join Pitt's 2017 recruiting class. He is now the fifth player to pledge from the talent-rich state of Ohio.  It is the second straight year Pitt had landed a four-star running back from the Youngstown area, with Darrin Hall coming into the program last recruiting class.

The recruiting class continues to take shape, and it really appears the will shoot up the rankings here before signing day. There are obviously some big names out there, but HIll joining is a pretty big deal and he is now the highest rated recruit in the class.