Pitt landed a commitment from a three-star defensive tackle tonight. Devin Danielson from Thomas Jefferson High School in the Pittsburgh area made the call to join Pitt’s recruiting class. Danielson checks in at 6’3” 290 pounds.
Danielson is graded as three-star by Rivals, Scout, and 24/7. Rivals.com names him the 21st best prospect in the state of Pennsylvania. Danielson had a total of 15 offers, and chose Pitt over his final group of Michigan State, Louisville, and Wisconsin. He also had notable offers from UCLA, West Virginia, and Iowa.
Pitt’s newest recruit is coming off a very big junior season from Thomas Jefferson, a prominent Pittsburgh area powerhouse. Danielson helped lead the Jaguars to a 12-1 season in 2016, and led the team in sacks with 9. He also finished with 41 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries.
Danielson will be joining his high school teammate, Noah Palmer, who committed to Pitt back in the Spring. In all, Pitt has three sets of high school teammates in the recruiting class. In addition to the Thomas Jefferson pair, Nick Patti and Nick Alaimo are from the same high school in New Jersey, and John Morgan and Judson Tallandier are from national power DeMatha Catholic.
Pitt now has 11 commitments for the class of 2018. Danielson is the first defensive tackle for the class, and becomes the fourth member of the class from the WPIAL. It’s becoming a bit funny, because I keep mentioning it, but Pitt’s recruiting class has exploded this month. Danielson is now the sixth recruit to commit to Pitt in June. There is a dead period approaching, so news may slow down, but then again many did not see this commitment happening tonight either.