Pat Narduzzi picked up his third commitment since Saturday when 6'5", 210 lb Cincinnati QB Thomas MacVittie committed to the Panthers on a visit this morning.
I have officially committed to The University of Pittsburgh to further my academic and athletic career #H2P pic.twitter.com/5nLGJesCtG— Thomas MacVittie (@ThomasMacVittie) March 26, 2015
Thomas, a 247 three star recruit, chose Pitt over offers from Cincinnati and Miami (OH). His offer list is not very impressive, but he has not had much in playing time as he sat behind an entrenched starter. Pitt Offensive Coordinator Jim Chaney found him through a recommendation from MacVattie's throwing coach. MacVattie's team coach is very high on him:
Thomas MacVittie's coach: "He's going to be one of the bigger steals in college football. He will have a monster season for us."— Chris Dokish (@ChrisDokish) March 26, 2015
Many felt MacVittie's recruitment would grow as he went through development camps for different teams when they'd be able to see him through. Obviously Pat Narduzzi made Thomas feel comfortable enough to end it early anyway. That of course doesn't mean MacVittie won't be pursued by others after committing. One of the committee members of the Army All American game also had positive things to say:
Big pickup for #Pitt in '16 QB Thomas MacVittie . Guy has a HUGE ceiling.— Gaizka Crowley (@Gaizka_XOS) March 26, 2015
Welcome to Pitt, Thomas.