Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt coaching staff landed a skilled offensive lineman on Sunday, as Brandon Honorable, an offensive tackle out of Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Detroit, announced his commitment to the program.
The 6’7”, 280-pound lineman holds three-star ratings from Rivals and 247Sports, and the latter recruiting website considers him the 61st-ranked offensive tackle in the country as well as the 16th-ranked recruit in the state of Michigan in the 2021 class. During his recruitment, Honorable drew a total of 19 scholarship offers, and he chose Pitt over Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa State, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Purdue, Syracuse and Tennessee as well as eight of the 12 programs in the MAC.
Honorable projects as a Power Five starter, according to 247Sports recruiting analyst Allen Trieu, who broke down what he will bring to the table for Pitt in a profile of the recruit.
“Prototypical frame as far as height and length,” Trieu said of Honorable. “Fluid athlete who can bend, change directions and get out in space like a smaller player. Gets out of stance quickly and can move laterally and mirror defenders. Flashes ability to finish and play mean on the field. That can still be more consistent. Will need to get stronger in both upper and lower body. Technique is still raw. Has super upside though and as long as he puts in the necessary work to polish his talent, he could make big leaps in college, be a starter and has Sunday tools.”
Honorable is Pitt’s fourth offensive line commit of the 2021 class, its second of the day, and its sixth in the last two years, as the program added Terrence Enos on Sunday, Marco Fugar and Terrence Rankl in April, and 2020 linemen Michael Statham and Branson Taylor.