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Pat Signal: Jaylen Twyman commits to Pitt

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The Panthers land a big time defensive tackle

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Pitt has landed defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman from Washington DC. This commitment could be dated back to January 18, as Pat Narduzzi put out a Pat Signal on Twitter with the hint that it could be a silent commitment. After Pat Narduzzi’s initial tweet, Twyman came out and said he was cancelling his upcoming visit to Missouri, which led to speculation of him being the possible commitment. He announced today on National Letter of Intent day and confirmed he will be joining Pitt’s 2017 recruiting class at his high school.

Jaylen Twyman is a 6’2” 310 pound defensive tackle from our nation’s capital. He played for Woodson High School, and helped lead them to an 11-2 season. Twyman is a four-star by ESPN, while Rivals, Scout, and 24-7 all call him a three-star recruit. His recruitment came down to Pitt, South Carolina, and Missouri, but he also held offers from Florida, Tennessee, Louisville, and Michigan State among others.

Twyman becomes the second defensive tackle commitment for the 2017 recruiting class joining Kam Carter. He is the 23rd recruit overall. Interestingly enough, he becomes the first recruit from the DMV (Washington D.C. metro area), and that’s an area I expected Pitt to hit more.

Pitt had a strong year of recruiting defensive tackles last season, and adding Twyman only adds to the depth and talent pool Pat Narduzzi is looking to build inside. With Tyrique Jarrett and Shakir Soto graduating, there will be plenty of snaps available for some young defensive tackles. Given Pitt’s increasing depth, Twyman may be afforded the luxury of redshirting.

As you well know, today national letter of intent day. Pitt still has one recruit they are waiting on potentially. AJ Davis, a four-star running back from Florida plans to announce today at 1:20 on ESPNU. Beyond that, the class appears to be done.