Pitt lost a commitment from a 2022 recruit on Tuesday, as Bradley Mann, a three-star lineman out of the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, took to social media to back off his pledge and reopen his recruitment.
“After much thought and many conversations with my family and coaches, I have decided to reopen my recruitment and re-evaluate my decision and make sure I made the right choice,” Mann wrote in a message posted on Twitter. “I would like to thank Pitt’s staff for recruiting me and still will be considering them through this process.”
The 6’6”, 260-pound lineman committed to Pitt in July, choosing the ACC program over the likes of Kansas, Louisville, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. However, since his commitment, Mann has drawn offers from Miami and Vanderbilt, and his decommitment came 10 days after a visit to Vanderbilt, which is now viewed as a contender in Mann’s recruitment.
Mann was primarily recruited by Pitt tight ends coach Tim Salem, and the program was interested in him as an offensive line recruit rather than a defensive lineman. At the time of his commitment, he was the third offensive line recruit in Pitt’s 2022 class, along with Isaiah Montgomery and Ja’Kavion Nonar. However, Nonar also decommitted from Pitt amid interest from an SEC program back in August. So now, Montgomery remains along with four-star Eastlake, Ohio, lineman Ryan Baer.