The Next Chapter....#H2P pic.twitter.com/7awwVIHAco— TSib2️⃣3️⃣ (@ToddSib23) June 15, 2016
Pitt received some good news this afternoon as they received a verbal commitment from four-star Ohio running back, Todd Sibley. As you can see in his own tweet, he was a long-time Ohio State commitment, and decided to flip his commitment to Pitt after there were talks of Urban Meyer wanting him to grayshirt. Ohio State's loss is certainly Pitt's gain. It will mark the third straight recruiting class Pitt has landed a four-star running back from Eastern Ohio joining Darrin Hall and incoming freshman George Hill. Like Sibley, Hill was also an Ohio State commitment.
Todd Sibley is a 5'10" 215 bruising pound running back for Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, Ohio. He was named the Ohio Division III offensive player of the year while leading the Knights to a 14-1 record and a state championship. Scout, ESPN, and 24/7 grade him as a four-star prospect, while Rivals calls him a three star. He is rated as 172nd player overall in the ESPN300 rankings, they also rate him as the 6th best prospect in the state of Ohio. He has additional offers from Michigan, Iowa State, Kentucky, and Virginia as well as the Ohio State offer.
Sibley's commitment certainly adds some juice to Pitt's recruiting efforts. They now have two four-stars in the class with Sibley and prized recruit, Paris Ford. Things have picked up on the recruiting front in general with five commitments in the always busy month of June, but some of the big name prospects are still out there. It is typical for many higher ranked prospects to drag out their recruitments well into their senior years.
With eight players committed and assumed class number of right around 20, there is still some work to do for Pat Narduzzi. Pitt still needs to work on the tight end position, while bringing in more depth on both sides of the line. Coveted prospects like Lamont Wade, Bruce Judson, Donovan Jeter, Robert Hainsey remain on the board, and the staff will have to work to stay on track with those prospects.