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Virginia recruit Myles Alston places Pitt in top seven

The three-star recruit has played as a wide receiver and defensive back

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 13 Pitt at Notre Dame Photo by Marcus Snowden/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

On the same night that Pitt landed two commitments, the program progressed in the recruitment of another prospect, as Myles Alston, a wide receiver and defensive back out of Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, placed Pitt in his top seven.

“I want to thank God as well as all of the coaches that have recruited me and given me an opportunity,” Alston wrote in a message posted on Twitter. “With that being said these are my top seven schools.”

The other six programs in contention to land Alston are Appalachian State, Liberty, Ole Miss, Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech. That list was pared down from an offer sheet with 18 schools represented, and notable cuts included North Carolina, South Carolina and Temple. Alston also passed up offers from the Air Force, Army and Navy service academies.

The 6’1”, 185-pound receiver and defensive back holds three-star ratings from 247Sports and Rivals, and of the seven programs still in the running to sign him, Alston has shown the most interest in Pitt and Virginia Tech, as he has taken multiple visits to both schools. No other school in Alston’s top seven has gotten any reported visits from the recruit.

Virginia is tied with Pennsylvania as the state best represented in Pitt’s 2021 class so far, as the program has received pledges from Norfolk athlete Rodney Hammond and Hampton linebacker Trevion Stevenson. Both are from the Hampton Roads region, like Alston.

At this point, it is unclear if Alston will trim his list down again, and he has yet to publicly announce a commitment date.