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Pitt lands in top five of defensive end Micah Wing

The 6'4", 210-pound defensive end is the No. 3 recruit out of Delaware in 2022

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Pitt at Georgia Tech Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Micah Wing, a defensive end out of the Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware, revealed his top five on Wednesday, and Pitt was named a finalist along with Boston College, Penn State, Rutgers and Virginia Tech.

The 6’4”, 210-pound defensive end holds three-star rankings from 247Sports and Rivals. The former considers him the No. 46 weak-side defensive end in the 2022 class as well as the No. 3 recruit out of Delaware. However, Rivals does not currently have him ranked, and ESPN has yet to assign the prospect a star rating.

Wing chose his five finalists from an offer sheet with nine programs represented. The four programs no longer in the running to land the star defensive end include East Carolina, Kansas, Kent State and Temple.

In 2020, Wing played for a Salesianum team that went 3-4. Despite the lackluster record, he displayed his playmaking ability on multiple occasions, notably coming up with a sack in his team’s 41-21 win over Hodgson Vo-Tech on Nov. 20 and an interception in his team’s 20-14 loss to St. Georges Tech on Dec. 5.

Pitt could offer Wing a chance to build on a strong foundation as a member of an elite defensive line unit, and in the last two years alone, the program has put fellow defensive linemen Patrick Jones, Jaylen Twyman and Rashad Weaver in position to to get drafted.

Given all that, Pat Narduzzi and his staff should have a solid pitch for the Delaware standout. And as one of the first programs to offer him a scholarship, Pitt may have an edge over some of its competitors. But it will have to wait to find out, as Wing has yet to set a decision date.