Pitt lands defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman on national signing day
February 1, 2017 11:25 AM
Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi talks to a recruit during national signing day Wednesday at the team's facility on the South Side.
By Brian Batko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
On national signing day, Pitt entered Wednesday with 22 recruits in the 2017 class. Now, the Panthers have 23, but the last one wasn’t exactly a surprise.
Jaylen Twyman, a 6-foot-2, 300-pound defensive tackle rated as a three-star prospect on Rivals.com, committed and signed with coach Pat Narduzzi after all of Pitt’s pending verbal pledges faxed in their letters of intent. Twyman held a signing ceremony at his H.D. Woodson High School in Washington, D.C., and put on a Pitt hat to confirm his choice.
One of Narduzzi’s tweets two weeks ago announced that he had a new commitment, but included the hashtag #SilentAssassin — and the player in question turned out to be Twyman.
By decision day, Twyman was down to the Panthers or SEC program South Carolina. In the end, he gives Pitt its second defensive tackle in the class and third defensive lineman. He’s the only freshman defensive tackle coming in, as Kam Carter is a junior-college transfer with three years of eligibility.
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