Pitt held its Blue-Gold spring game on Saturday and outside of the action on the field, it was a productive day for the program as they also picked up their third recruit for the 2017 class - athlete Kyle Nunn.
Nunn is classified as an athlete by Rivals and plays multiple positions, including linebacker and safety. He's rated as a three-star recruit out of talent-rich Ohio, but is one of the better three-star guys in the state. Rivals lists him as the No. 24 player overall in Ohio and he reportedly had offers from West Virginia, Iowa State, Northwestern, and others.
In addition to the coaching staff, this also seems to be another case of Pitt's sharing of facilities with the Steelers paying dividends. A few days ago before committing, Nunn cited the situation with Pitt and the pro team as being a reason he liked the Panthers:
Several things stand out as the Panthers join the likes of Indiana, Iowa State and Northwestern in extending a scholarship to the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Nunn.
"The coaches for sure, and the fact that they are with the Steelers a lot, plus I like the city," Nunn said.
He said at the time that Pitt was his top choice and committed shortly after that.
We'll see where he plays. Pitt's secondary with the likes of Paris Ford and Exree Loe in the 2017 class to go along with Damar Hamlin, Jordan Whitehead, and others on the team looks pretty full. This looks like it could be a 'get' for the linebackers on the surface.
To me, this seems like one of those that you'll need to keep an eye on. Nunn didn't yet have an offer from Ohio State, but he said late last year that they had shown some interest. This applies to a lot of recruits, but as I've always said, you need to keep the full court press on players like this that could draw more eyeballs from a bigger school when it's an out-of-state player. Fortunately, Pitt's coaches have been on the ball when it comes to recruiting and if he sticks, this would be a nice addition.