While Pat Narduzzi has been adding new recruits to his commit list the past few weeks between Amir Watts, Elias Reynolds, Aaron Mathews and Darmin Hamlin, other schools were attempting to poach his already committed prospects.
3/4* LB Chase Pine out of Virginia has been pursued by Virginia Tech heavily the last few weeks in addition to Maryland. He did take a visit to Virginia Tech this week, but reports out of that seem to be he will stick with Pitt as he feels it's a much better fit.
JUCO 4* WR Juwann Winfree was being pursued heavily by Colorado and Memphis, and he announced yesterday he was decommitting from Pitt. There's a lot of talk that Winfree had his offer pulled, however.
3* CB Henry Miller committed back in December along with 4* RB/DB and seemed very solid up until new Miami head coach Mark Richt offered him a scholarship to play there. Miami is a draw for any Florida kid, and it's completely understandable that that offer would change things with him. Narduzzi and staff put a lot of work into visiting Miller at his home to try and keep him solid. Miller did take an official visit to Miami, but did not seem to have any real news come out of it. He's been extremely quiet since and it was not clear what Miller would decide.
It sounds like, however, a decision has finally been made.
CB Henry Miller expected 2 sign w/Pitt, says HS coach Marlin Roberts. "If not it's going to be an awkward ceremony." Ordered blue, gold cake— Jerry DiPaola (@JDiPaola_Trib) February 2, 2016
Obviously things can always change (Flashbacks of Robert Foster's mother wearing Pitt colors to watch her son actually sign with Alabama) before signing day, but this is the most concrete answer we've gotten so far on the situation. Yes, a blue and gold cake is the most hard evidence we have. Welcome to recruiting, folks.
Narduzzi is showing he can finish strong with this class. It's always impressive when you land high profile recruits (Watts, Hamlin), flip a rival's recruit (Mathews), and still manage to hold on to some of your most talented players. (Pine, Miller) The fun part? It's not over yet. Still a couple of recruits left to decide tomorrow.