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Pat Signal: Myles Alston commits to Pitt

The three-star athlete has excelled as a wide receiver and defensive back

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The Pitt football program added a seventh recruit to its 2021 class on Monday, as Myles Alston, a wide receiver and defensive back out of Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, announced his commitment to the school. Alston is the third prospect out of Virginia to commit to Pitt’s 2021 class.

The 6’1”, 185-pound receiver and defensive back holds three-star ratings from both 247Sports and Rivals, and he selected Pitt out of a top seven that also included Appalachian State, Liberty, Ole Miss, Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Of the seven, the receiver appeared to give the most consideration to Virginia Tech, which he visited four times between 2018 and 2019, and Pitt, which he visited three times between 2019 and 2020.

During his time at Ocean Lakes, Alston made the most out of the opportunities he received, as he accrued 594 yards and six touchdowns in 2018, helping the Dolphins earn a 13-1 record and a spot in the Virginia state semifinals. Last season, the Dolphins fell to an 8-4 record, but Alston continued to play a key role on the team.

“He’s athletic and versatile,” Ocean Lakes head coach told Andy Hilton of about Alston on April 4. “Most of the schools are recruiting him as a wide receiver, but some like him as a defensive back too. He will return kicks for us this season. He’s a good student, has a good attitude and he’s very coachable.”

With his commitment to Pitt, Alston joins a 2021 recruiting class that already includes Jaden Bradley, Rodney Hammond, Nahki Johnson, Javon McIntyre, Terrence Rankl and Trevion Stevenson. So far, Virginia is the state best represented in Pitt’s class, with Alston, Hammond and Stevenson all hailing from the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.