Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt coaching staff have been hard at work assembling their 2022 class this summer, but on Friday, they made progress on their 2023 class, as Kayin Lee, a cornerback out of Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Georgia, placed Pitt in his top 10.
The top 10 was rounded out by Arkansas, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Ole Miss and UCF. That list was derived from an offer sheet with 19 programs represented, and the cuts included Auburn, Colorado, East Carolina, Florida State, Maryland, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State.
The 6’0”, 175-pound cornerback is a consensus four-star recruit, and he is on the brink of the national top 100, according to 247Sports. The recruiting website ranks him as the No. 109 prospect in the nation as well as the No. 10 cornerback in the 2023 class and the No. 13 recruit in Georgia. ESPN has a similar view of Lee, as it places him at No. 114 nationally, No. 13 at his position and No. 11 in Georgia.
Last season at Cedar Grove, Lee came up with three interceptions and one blocked field goal. The recruit also brings blazing speed to the table, as he posted a 4.41-second 40-yard dash during a visit to Ohio State on June 2. But with that said, Pitt faces significant competition in its efforts to recruit the coveted prospect with perennial contenders like Ohio State, Notre Dame and Georgia to contend with.
At this point, it is unclear when Lee might trim down his top 10. The prospect has also yet to set a decision date. But as a 2023 recruit, he still has plenty of time to weigh his options.