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Ex-Pitt commit Tee Denson flips to Kansas State

NCAA Football: Kansas State at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Former Pitt recruit Tee Denson committed to Pat Narduzzi’s program in June, but he backed off that commitment in November. At the time, he said Pitt was still an option, but Miami, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest would command most of his focus. Since then, Denson’s focus shifted to Kansas State and Purdue, and he committed to the former on Monday evening.

”When I visited I was shocked by how much the people around town care about the school and Kansas State football,” Denson told Chad Simmons of Rivals. “There was banners and billboards everywhere with Kansas State players on them. Manhattan really does love Kansas State football, and that’s the place I want to be. ... It’s a relief to be finally done with this recruiting process, and I’m happy with my decision. I know I made the right one.”

The 6’1”, 175-pound cornerback is considered a three-star prospect, according to 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals, and he drew a total of 35 offers during his recruitment. At Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Georgia, Denson amassed 29 tackles, five interceptions, two pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as a sophomore. He followed that up with 41 tackles and an interception in his junior season.

Despite the loss of Denson, Pitt’s secondary should be well stocked for the foreseeable future, as the 2020 recruiting class still includes three-star defensive back Hunter Sellers and four-star defensive back Jahvante Royal. In addition, Pitt will return Damarri Mathis and Jason Pinnock at cornerback, and underclassmen like Brandon Hill, Judson Tallandier and A.J. Woods are all waiting on opportunities to take the field behind them.