Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi and his staff had a productive summer, as 11 of the 15 recruits in their 2020 class committed in the month of June alone. That cluster of commitments came after large groups of recruits visited Pitt, and those visits are continuing to pay off, as Davonte Brown, a defensive back out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, who visited on June 14, placed Pitt in his top three on Thursday.
Brown’s top three is rounded out by in-state schools Miami and UCF, and according to his Twitter post, he intends to commit to a school next Wednesday, which is the first day of the early signing period. The early signing period runs for three days, and 80 percent of FBS recruits are expected to finalize their college commitments in that span.
The 6’2”, 160-pound defensive back, who recently wrapped up his senior season at American Heritage School, is considered a three-star recruit, according to 247Sports and ESPN. However, he holds a two-star rating from Rivals. Despite that low assessment, Brown is a coveted prospect who drew offers from 19 schools during his recruitment. His offer sheet included Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, NC State, Rutgers and West Virginia.
In 10 games with American Heritage this season, Brown recorded 20 total tackles and one interception and helped his team to a 10-2 record. American Heritage also finished the season as the No. 146 team in the nation and the No. 13 team in Florida, per MaxPreps.