Pitt nabbed its 17th verbal commitment of the 2014 class Monday when Canisius High School (Buffalo, N.Y.) running back Qadree Ollison gave his verbal commitment to Paul Chryst and the Panthers.
Ollison is rated as a three-star recruit on Rivals.com, and is the second running back to commit to Pitt. He joins Shady Side Academy running back Dennis Briggs.
Ollison chose the Panthers over offers from Penn State, Wisconsin, Syracuse and Rutgers, among several others.
He cannot officially sign his letter of intent until February 5, 2014.
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