Ricky White, a wide receiver out of Marietta, Georgia, revealed his top six on Sunday night, and Pitt was included among the half-dozen schools still under consideration. The other five consisted of Georgia Tech, Louisville, Michigan State, Syracuse and West Virginia.
”I want to thank every coach and university for either recruiting or believing in me to play at the next level,” White wrote in a message posted on Twitter. “With that being said, I’m narrowing my focus and recruitment to these six schools: Michigan State, Louisville, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh.”
White is a three-star prospect, and 247Sports considers him the No. 111 wide receiver in the country. During his recruitment, White has drawn offers from at least 21 programs. Some of the the schools that failed to make the cut were Cincinnati, Kansas and Wake Forest.
In 2018, the 6’1”, 175-pound pass-catcher enjoyed a breakout season at Wheeler High School, amassing 1,006 yards and 13 touchdowns on 55 catches over a span of 10 games. As a sophomore, he accounted for 530 yards and seven touchdowns on 35 receptions over a span of eight games.
Georgia is one of the top talent-producing states in the country, and as such, it has commanded a significant portion of the Pitt coaching staff’s attention during the 2019 and 2020 recruiting cycles. As a result, Pitt has already landed the commitments of Jaylon Barden, a receiver from Macon, and Paris Brown, a 2019 addition from Powder Springs.
If White commits to Pitt, he would be the third recruit from the Peach State to join the team this year. But Pitt may face a final hurdle in his recruitment, as he also holds an offer from Georgia Tech, which White's less than 20 miles away from his hometown of Marietta.
White has yet to reveal when he will formally announce his decision.