Well, it was certainly a big day for Pitt football and HC Pat Narduzzi yesterday. Both local recruits 4* DB Damar Hamlin (Central Catholic) and WR Aaron Mathews 3* (Clairton) made verbal commitments to play for us. This is what the staff, the fans and the other present and future local recruits have been waiting for. Hamlin is the Great White of this year’s crop of WPA players and Narduzzi reeled him in.
Both kids are truly filling positions of need – Hamlin certainly with the graduation of CB Lafayette Pitts and that may happen as quickly as this season, and Mathews helping to ease the pain of 4* Juwann Winfree departure from Pitt to Colorado U. Mathews won’t be seeing much playing time as a true FR but he’ll help out down the road.
So, Because of this good news and because you guys need your Pitt fixes while at work here, is a compendium of snapshots of media articles to get you through your day.
First off, here is the P-G’s take on Winfree bolting this recruiting class.
Without Winfree, Pitt is left with four-star prospect Ruben Flowers and three-star Maurice Ffrench (who could play defense) as its only receiver commitments for 2016. That’s a position of need for the Panthers heading into next year without Tyler Boyd, who opted to leave after his junior season to enter the NFL Draft.