Pitt landed in the top seven of Myles Tate, a point guard out of Dorman High School in Roebuck, South Carolina, on Wednesday night. The program is joined in the top seven by Appalachian State, Butler, Charleston, Murray State, Ole Miss and South Carolina, making Pitt one of three Power Five schools on Tate’s list.
Trust the Lord with all your heart do not lean on your own understanding ♂️ Proverbs: 3-5 TOP 7️⃣ pic.twitter.com/G3xqFloYQq— Myles Tate 20' (@MylesTateeee) July 31, 2019
“I just felt like they were the schools that wanted me and showed me the most love,” Tate told Phil Kornblut of the State of his top seven. “They made me feel like I was at home.”
Tate is considered a four-star recruit, according to 247Sports, which also ranks him as the No. 100 prospect in the nation, the No. 2 player in South Carolina and the No. 17 point guard in the 2020 class. Rivals has a dimmer view of Tate, as the site currently has him listed as a three-star player and the No. 144 prospect in the nation and the No. 30 point guard.
The 6’0”, 170-pound guard drew a total of 14 offers during his recruitment and cut Clemson, South Florida, Virginia Tech and Wofford. Wofford made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament in March, and its campus is less than 10 miles away from Tate’s high school. However, in-state schools Charleston and South Carolina remain in play for Tate.
Last season, Tate averaged 17.0 points, 5.3 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game while also converting on 40.2 percent of his three-point shots. Given his offensive acumen and shooting ability, it’s not difficult to see how Tate would fit in at Pitt, especially given the fact that current point guard Xavier Johnson has expressed his interest in declaring for the NBA draft in the not-too-distant future.
The next step for Tate is taking visits, and Pitt is one of three schools he already has plans for. Butler is first on his itinerary, as he will head to Indianapolis on Thursday. Charleston will get a visit on Aug. 22. And Tate will visit Pitt in September.