Pitt landed its first offensive lineman of the 2022 class on Sunday, as Ja’Kavion Nonar of Glades Central Community High School in Belle Glade, Florida, committed during an official visit to the Pitt campus and facilities.
@Pitt_FB @Kzovko @CoachPartridge @CoachBorbs 1000% committed pic.twitter.com/MZhdujqfNi— Ja'Kavion Nonar (@mandown6ix) June 27, 2021
The 6’7”, 285-pound lineman holds a three-star rating from 247Sports, which ranks him as the No. 139 offensive tackle in the 2022 class and the No. 87 recruit in Florida. However, Nonar has no star rating from Rivals or ESPN.
Nonar was recruited by Pitt associate head coach Charlie Partridge and Pitt line coach Dave Borbely, and they were able to secure a commitment from him despite competition from Alabama A&M, Delaware State, Florida A&M, Florida International and Maryland.
Although Nonar flew under the radar for the majority of his recruitment, he caught Pitt’s attention at a satellite camp in Florida and earned an offer. Around the same time, he began hearing from Arkansas, Miami, Missouri and Penn State, but Nonar did not receive an offer from any of those programs.
With Nonar’s commitment, Pitt now has 10 recruits in its 2022 class. The lineman is also the second Florida recruit in the class, with the first being Tampa running back Jordaan Bailey, who committed to the team on June 12.
Given the fact that Nonar has been described by some analysts as a bit green from a technical standpoint, it may be a while until he sees the field at Pitt. But with his immense size, there is optimism that he can snag a starting role at some point down the line.