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Nikhai Hill-Green places Pitt in his top five

The four-star linebacker previously played for North Catholic in the WPIAL

NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Pitt target Nikhai Hill-Green, a linebacker out of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, released a list of the top five schools under consideration in the late stages of his recruitment on Friday night, and Pitt was included along with four Big Ten programs.

The other four schools under consideration are Indiana, Michigan, Purdue and Wisconsin. Hill-Green previously played at North Catholic and was considered a top player in the WPIAL before transferring to St. Frances in February. Upon moving to Baltimore, he also became a teammate of recent Pitt commit Michael Statham, a 6'7", 340-pound offensive lineman.

The 6’2”, 205-pound linebacker holds four-star ratings from ESPN and 247Sports, and both sites consider him among the top 25 recruits at his position in the 2020 class. He also has a three-star rating from Rivals.

At North Catholic, Hill-Green accounted for 38 tackles, including five for losses and one sack, as well as an interception in his freshman season. He then upped his total to 52 tackles as a sophomore before his transfer.

Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi and his staff are currently in the early stages of assembling their 2020 recruiting class and have landed three commitments thus far. In addition to Statham, their additions include wide receiver Jaylon Barden and defensive end Sam Williams.

Hill-Green is set to announce his decision this coming Thursday.