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Jordan Eubanks places Pitt among top six schools

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The three-star linebacker had 63 tackles and two forced fumbles in 2019

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Pitt has been making progress with a number of Southern recruits over the last week, as the program was named as a finalist for South Carolina wide receivers O’Mega Blake and Ahmari Huggins-Bruce. On Tuesday, that trend continued, as the program made the top six of Jordan Eubanks, an outside linebacker out of Guyer High School in Denton, Texas.

The 6’2”, 200-pound linebacker holds three-star ratings from 247Sports and Rivals, and 247Sports considers him the No. 79 outside linebacker in the country. With that said, Eubanks’ stock has risen over the last few months, as his first offer came in on Feb. 5, and since then, he has become a hot commodity with interest from a wide variety of Power Five programs.

Over the course of his recruitment, Eubanks has drawn 18 offers. But after considering all the options on the table, he whittled his list down to the following six programs: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida State, Michigan State and Pitt. The recruit’s most notable cuts include Boston College and Syracuse of the ACC and in-state programs Houston and SMU.

During his junior season at Guyer High School, Eubanks earned first-team all-district honors on a Wildcats team that went 14-2 and reached the state championship game. Eubanks came up with 63 tackles that season, including one sack and four tackles for losses. He also forced two fumbles and broke up one pass.

At Pitt, Eubanks would be joining a program that fielded one of the most aggressive defenses in the country in 2019, as Pitt ranked second in the nation with 51 sacks. The Panthers were also ranked 15th in total defense last season, as they allowed just 312.9 yards per game. And the team was even more impressive on a per-play basis, yielding just 4.5 yards and ranking fourth in the country in that respect. The only programs to rank higher were Ohio State, Georgia and Clemson.