Five Pat signals went up over the weekend and by Monday morning, four had been claimed, as defensive end Emmanuel Belgrave, cornerback Tee Denson, athlete Solomon DeShields and linebacker Bangally Kamara each announced their commitment to Pitt. On Monday night, Hunter Sellers came forward and revealed that he was Pitt’s fifth commit of the weekend and its eighth of the 2020 cycle.
ESPN and Rivals both consider Sellers a three-star defensive back, and he drew a total of 24 offers, with 13 coming from Power Five programs. Pitt notably beat out Boston College, Duke, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue, Rutgers, UCF and Wisconsin for Sellers’ services.
During his sophomore season at Woodward Academy in College Park, Georgia, Sellers was part of a team that went 11-2. His contributions over that 13-game span included 67 tackles, two interceptions, five pass breakups, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. His production dipped during his junior year, as he took part in seven of his team’s 12 games. But he still managed to accrue 21 tackles and a pass breakup.
Sellers continues a positive trend in Pitt recruiting, as the 6’0”, 180-pound defensive back is the third Peach State prospect to commit to the program in the 2020 cycle. He joins fellow Atlanta-area defensive back Tee Denson and Macon wide receiver Jaylon Barden in committing to the team. Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt coaching staff also landed a late 2019 addition in Powder Springs running back Paris Brown Jr. in May.