Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi picked up a late addition to his 2019 recruiting class on Saturday, as Paris Brown Jr., a running back out of McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia, announced his commitment to Pitt in a video posted on Twitter by Play Book Athlete.
Brown is considered a three-star recruit and the No. 59 running back in the country, according to 247Sports. He held 14 offers, including eight from from Power Five programs. Pitt’s most notable competition for Brown included Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Oregon, South Carolina, Syracuse and Wake Forest.
At McEachern, Brown was dominant, as he rushed for at least 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns in each of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons. The best season of his high school career came in 2018, as he ran for 1,102 yards and 16 touchdowns and averaged seven yards per carry and 91.8 yards per game.
Brown is Pitt's third backfield pickup of the 2019 cycle, as the team previously signed Daniel Carter and Vincent Davis. Pitt is deep at running back, and the trio will challenge V'Lique Carter, A.J. Davis, Mychale Salahuddin, Todd Sibley Jr. and Kyle Vreen for playing time.
The Georgia running back is expected to sign his letter of intent at some point in the coming week, according to Ed O'Brien of 247Sports.