Pitt lands pledge from breakout Florida receiver Michael Smith
January 18, 2017 5:34 PM
Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi added another recruit Wednesday in 6-foot-2 receiver Michael Smith.
By Brian Batko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Pitt football team is getting a common name with what it hopes is a lot of game.
Coach Pat Narduzzi landed a commitment in the class of 2017 for the second day in a row, as 6-foot-2, 205-pound Vero Beach, Fla., wide receiver Michael Smith tweeted Wednesday that he’ll be a Panther when signing day rolls around Feb. 1.
“After Talking With My Family, I Have Officially Decided To Commit To The University Of Pittsburgh,” Smith announced.
Rivals.com ranks Smith as a three-star prospect, but he was offered by Notre Dame just last month and appears to be something of a late bloomer. He also chose Pitt over Georgia Tech, Indiana and Washington State, among others.
Smith caught 71 passes for 1,656 yards and 24 touchdowns this past season at Vero Beach High School after notching just five receptions as a junior. Vero Beach went 11-1 under coach Lenny Jankowski.
He is the 21st pledge in Pitt’s recruiting class for next season and the third receiver, joining fellow Floridian Dontavius Butler and Darian Street, younger brother of former Pitt wideout Devin Street. Tuesday, Connecticut cornerback Jason Pinnock also joined Pitt’s 2017 class.
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