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Pat Signal: Timothy Brown commits to Pitt

The Florida defensive end had offers from 14 Power Five programs

NCAA Football: North Carolina at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Timothy Brown, a defensive end out of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, announced his commitment to Pitt after wrapping up an official visit that began on Thursday and ended on Saturday. He is the third recruit to publicly announce his commitment to Pitt since Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi sent out six Pat signals on Saturday morning. Brown is also the 12th recruit of Pitt's 2020 class.

Rivals and 247Sports consider the 6’4”, 260-pound defensive end a three-star recruit, and he compiled an impressive list of offers during his recruitment. Of the 21 offers Brown received, 14 were from Power Five programs, and he chose Pitt over Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Ole Miss, Penn State and West Virginia.

Brown spent the 2018 season on a Dwyer High School team that went 11-2, won a conference championship, and ranked 33rd in Florida and 290th in the nation under Dwyer head coach Jack Daniels. However, Brown will finish his high school career at Palm Beach Gardens High School.

The Florida defensive end joins a crowded position group at Pitt but has the potential to distinguish himself as a standout among the team’s underclassmen. James Folston Jr., Dewayne Hendrix and Shane Roy also graduated recently, and Brown could potentially fill the void left behind by Hendrix, who had 4.5 sacks in 2018. Of course, whether or not he does is dependent on how well and how quickly he adapts to the college game.