Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi secured his first commitment of the 2020 recruiting cycle on Saturday, as Sam Williams, a defensive end and tight end out of Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, announced his intent to continue his athletic career at Pitt.
”Blessed and extremely honored to say that I am committed to play football at the University of Pittsburgh,” Williams said.
The 6’4”, 210-pound recruit holds a three-star rating from Rivals but was unrated by both 247Sports and ESPN. However, he drew the attention of several Division I programs nonetheless. Syracuse was the first to offer Williams on Jan. 30, and Pitt followed with an offer the next day. Later on, Williams visited Florida Atlantic and South Florida and was offered by Charlie Strong as well.
During the 2018 season at Calvary Christian Academy, Williams accounted for 33 tackles over a span of 11 games, including four tackles for losses and half a sack. He also came up with a few game-changing plays, such as a field-goal block and a fumble recovery.
On the offensive side of the ball, he came up with 13 receptions for 222 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 17.1 yards per catch. His longest reception of the season went for 46 yards.
It’s unclear how Williams will be utilized by Narduzzi and the Pitt staff. The team is still thin at the tight end position but may like what the Calvary standout brings to the table as a member of the defensive line.