Connecticut cornerback Jason Pinnock commits to Pitt
January 17, 2017 5:59 PM
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Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi and the Panthers added another defensive back Tuesday.
By Brian Batko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The usual pre-signing day flurry of commitments has begun for Pitt football, as coach Pat Narduzzi locked down his first pledge of the new year with what he hopes will be a lock-down cornerback.
Jason Pinnock, a 6-foot, 180-pound three-star prospect according to Rivals.com, tweeted Tuesday that he’s headed to Pitt as part of Narduzzi’s 2017 recruiting class.
“I will be cancelling all future visits I have scheduled to other universities. I would like to thank all of the schools that have recruited me through this entire process, but … I will be furthering my academic & athletic career for the next 4-5 years at the University of Pittsburgh,” Pinnock tweeted.
Pinnock originally gave a verbal commitment to fellow ACC program Boston College but had a change of heart earlier this month. Now, he’s Pitt’s first commitment since another cornerback, Florida native Damarri Mathis, joined the class Dec. 22.
A senior at Windsor High School in Windsor, Conn., Pinnock visited Pitt over the weekend with a slew of other recruits both committed and undecided.
“I am closing my recruitment for good … I’m 100% COMMITTED to Pitt #Pittisit #H2P #PinnocktoPitt,” he added.
The Panthers are still making a push for other available players as national signing day Feb. 1 is now just two weeks away. At that point, Pinnock and the rest of Pitt’s class will become official.
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