Two for the price of one?
Not quite, but Pitt landed its second tight end recruit of the day on Thursday with the news that Tyler Sear was committing to the football program. All of a sudden, a position of extreme need is getting full.
Sear was initially committed to the Temple Owls, earlier saying the school felt like home to him. But the Panthers came along, offered, and he changed his mind:
I have decided to Decommit from Temple and commit to Pitt, this decision was the hardest I've ever had to make. pic.twitter.com/vzn7tptO4a— Tyler Sear (@TS_17_ERA) August 19, 2016
Last season, Sear had 12 catches for 199 yards and four touchdowns, according to MaxPreps.
Like Grant Carrigan, who committed earlier today, Sear is a local recruit out of New Castle. His other offers reportedly included the Owls and Cincinnati, as well as a few others. 247 says he also unofficially visited Penn State. Also like Carrigan, Sear isn't highly regarded yet as Rivals gives him two stars. To date, Pitt still has only one four-star commit lined up for next year (no five-stars) in Paris Ford, according to the site.
Sear and Carrigan definitely fill a position of need, so their recruitment makes sense. And again, stars tell only half the story, anyway. But the Panthers continue to seek additional star power to bolster their class for next year.