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Pat Signal: CB Erick Hallett II commits to Panthers

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Pitt’s current recruiting class expands again with announcement from former Washington State commit out of the Houston area

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Here we are again, it seems! The secondary continues to be an area of focus for Pat Narduzzi’s football recruiting, with yet another corner signing on today.

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Erick Hallett’s association with Pitt is relatively sudden, likely owing to the fact that he had committed to Washington State last August before reopening his recruitment in late January and visiting Pitt four days later. At the time of his commitment, the Cougars were Hallett’s only Power Five offer; since leaving their class, he has also taken an official visit to Vanderbilt. Hallett was recruited to the Cougars by defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, who has since left Pullman to join Ohio State’s staff. Pitt’s recent coaching hire Randy Bates is credited with getting Hallett onto Pitt’s radar.

Hallett (5’11’’, 175lb) started as a wide receiver at Cy-Fair (Cypress, TX) and was converted to the secondary during his high school career, although he still took reps as a receiver, rusher, and kick returner as an upperclassman. He is rated as a three-star prospect on both 247’s composite and ESPN, as we are all doomed to be in time. He joins a burgeoning secondary unit and an equally burgeoning Class of 2018, which also includes defensive backs Marquis Williams, Judson Tallandier, and V’Lique Carter. Notably, Hallett (assuming no late changes) would be one of only two Texans on Pitt’s roster next season, with special teams WR Kellen McAlone being the other.

With this addition to the roster, Pitt is for now at the 85-scholarship limit for the 2018 season.