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Pat Signal: Grant Carrigan commits to Pitt

Pitt lands a local tight end

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Pitt picked up a commitment from a local tight end this afternoon. Grant Carrigan, who will be playing for Pine-Richland High School this season, verbally committed to play for Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt Panthers earlier this afternoon. He checks in at 6’7” 250 pounds, and is the first high school tight end committed to Pitt in quite some time. You would have to go the whole back to the class of 2013 with Devon Edwards to see a high school tight end commitment.

Carrigan chose the Panthers over other offers from Wake Forest and Kent State. He played his high school football for Weir High School in Weirton, West Virginia last season, and Mike White of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette explains his backstory a little more in this article. His father was a former Pitt basketball player, which would make him a bit of a legacy recruit.

After some moves, he finally has settled in at Pine-Richland and will play with five-star junior quarterback Phil Jurkovec this season. Pine-Richland has become a powerhouse in recent seasons, and their opening game against St. Edward’s of Ohio will be nationally televised by ESPN on August 27.

Carrigan is now the 13th commitment for the 2017 recruiting class. He is the first tight end, obviously is just the fourth player from the state of Pennsylvania to join the class. With the low numbers at tight end on the roster, Pitt is expected to continue recruiting the position with the hopes of adding one more.