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Pat Signal: Matt Alaimo commits to Pitt

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Pitt landed a commitment yesterday from a tight end

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We are a little behind on this one, but Pitt landed a commitment from a three-star tight end yesterday. Matt Alaimo from St. Joseph’s Regional High School in Montvale, New Jersey made the call to become a Panther yesterday afternoon.

Matt Alaimo is a 6’5” 235 pound tight end that hails from The Garden State. He is a consensus three-star recruit by all four major recruiting websites. ESPN calls Alaimo the 17th best tight end recruit in the country and Rivals grades him as the 19 rated player in the state of New Jersey. He had additional offers from the likes of Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, West Virginia, and Arizona State.

If St. Joseph’s Regional High School sounds familiar, that’s because Pitt’s current quarterback recruit, Nick Patti, is from the same school. The Pitt-bound duo led the Green Knights to a 9-2 record last season, and they claimed the New Jersey non-Public Group III title along the way. Alaimo hauled in a team-high 25 receptions for 371 yards last season.

If you notice in Alimo’s commitment tweet, he also announced he will also be playing baseball for the Panthers. As a first basemen for his high school team this season, Alaimo hit for a .435 average and led his team in RBI’s and doubles as well. Looks like he should be helpful for the baseball program and coach Joe Jordano.

Alaimo becomes Pitt’s tenth commitment for the class of 2018. He is also the sixth recruit to join the class this month. With Pitt figuring to have a small class, things may slow down a bit in the coming weeks. There could be some players to watch in the next day or two, but beyond that things will go quiet in July as the dead period starts up and the coaches usually take some down time before Fall camp and the season.