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Pitt Football JUCO TE commit Travis Koontz has decommitted

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Pitt loses a commit in the 2019 class

NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Central Florida Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

With the way Pitt has started the season, it’s not surprising if a few commits question if they want to still go to Pitt for their future.

JUCO TE Travis Koontz has decided he wants to open his recruitment back up.

Considering Pitt’s usage of tight ends in the offense so far, I can’t really blame him. Combined, Pitt’s current tight ends have caught 6 passes for 45 yards total through 5 games. Unless a tight end recruit really likes blocking, it’s hard for them to get excited seeing something like that.

The staff could say to Koontz that the reason they’re not using the tight ends is they’re not good enough to use them the way they want to, and that Koontz would allow them to do what they want to with the position. There’s ways to explain things away in recruiting, but Koontz still might not have liked what he was told.

Pitt will find another tight end commit to finish the class with (they currently still have one in Jason Collier), but the quality of that commit likely depends on if Pitt can turn its offense and its season around. Koontz had reported offers from Louisville, LSU, and others.