We are in the first recruiting season for college football and that was certainly the case Thursday for Pat Narduzzi and his Pitt coaching staff.
With spring practice over, it’s all about recruiting and working to add talent for the future. The first step in doing that is to offer a scholarship and the Pitt Panthers did a lot of that on Thursday.
While recruiting players to the Class of 2023 was a high priority, it was the sole focus as a number of sophomores and freshmen across the country received scholarship offers from Pitt.
Here is a recap of the players who have received offers from the ACC champions.
**2025 running back Ousmane Kromah from Lee County High School in Leesburg, Georgia. Kromah has already received offers from Florida State, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Michigan State, South Carolina and Tennesse.
**2025 wide receiver Jaime Ffrench from Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida. French has offers from Georgia, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, Mississippi State, Coastal Carolina, South Florida and West Virginia.
**2025 quarterback Sean Ashenfelder from Creekside High School in St. John’s, Florida. Tiquan Underwood’s offer was his first D-1 scholarship. Ashenfelder is also an outstanding baseball player.
**2024 cornerback Jon Mitchell from Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Mitchell also has early offers from Georgia Tech and UAB.
**Freshman Athlete Dallas Golden from Berkeley Prep in Tampa, Florida. Golden got the news from Tiquan Underwood and also holds an early Power Five offer from Florida State.
** Pitt’s staff offer (Tiquan Underwood, Frank Cignetti Jr. and Jonathan DiBiaso) freshman quarterback Tramell Jones Jr. (6’1″, 180) from Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Jones also holds offers from Maryland, Georgia Tech and Florida A&M.
**Offer Frank Cignetti and Charlie Partridge 2025 Defensive Lineman Elijah Griffin (6’5″, 270) of Savannah Christian Prep in Savannah, Georgia. Griffin holds top deals from Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Penn State, Central Florida and Coastal Carolina.
**Tiquan Underwood and Pitt offer an offer at Jarvis Lee, 2023 3-Star Athlete from Clay High School in Green Cove Springs, Florida. Lee (5’11”, 165) has offers from Iowa State, Appalachian State, Central Michigan, Florida International, Memphis, Missouri and Washington State.
**First-year wide receiver Edward Coleman (Calvary Day School in Savannah, Georgia) received an offer from Pitt OC Frank Cignetti. Coleman also has early offers from Florida State, Virginia Tech and Arkansas.
** A second Calvary Day School player in Savannah, Georgia receives an offer from Pitt. Frank Cignetti proposes 2024 4-star tight end Michael Smith. At this point in his recruiting, Smith also has offers from Miami, South Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Nebraska, Louisville, Kentucky, Central Florida, Arkansas, West Virginia and South Florida. . Smith is ranked among the top 200 sophomores in the nation.
** A 3rd from Pitt to a player from The Peach State. Frank Cignetti proposes 2025 athlete Donovan Johnson from Savannah, Georgia. Johnson (6’2″, 185) has offers from Arkansas, Boston College, Georgia, Iowa State, Louisville, South Carolina, Central Florida and Virginia Tech.
**Tiquan Underwood made an offer to 2024 3-Star Quarterback Riley Trujillo of Jacksonville, Florida. Trujillo (6’4″, 205) has other offers from Bowling Green, Coastal Carolina, Duke, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Toledo and UAB.
**While in Naples, Florida today, Charlie Partridge made an offer to 2024 wide receiver John Lee Honorat. The 5’11”, 170-pound wide was also offered by Iowa State, Louisville, Maryland, Florida International, Buffalo and Austin Peay
** Pitt is today offering an offer at 2024 Aaris Bethea 3-Star Defensive Tackle of the Erasmus Hall campus in Brooklyn, New York. Bethea (6’3″, 250) also had offers from West Virginia, Syracuse, Rutgers, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Maryland and Buffalo. Bethea is recruited by Tim Salem and Charlie Partridge.
**2024 3-Star Defensive End Caden Brown (Brooklyn, New York) today received an offer from Tim Salem, Charlie Partridge and Pitt. Brown 6’4″, 215) also has offers from Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple and West Virginia.
**Frank Cignetti’s 4th offer of the day to a Georgia player goes to 2023 DE Tavion Gadson 3 stars from Savannah, Georgia. Gadson has offers from Florida State, Indiana, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
**2024 3-Star Athlete Kaj Sanders (Bergen Catholic in Oradell, New Jersey) receives an offer from Pitt. The 6’1″, 180-pound cornerback has other offers from Boston College, UConn, Duke, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Penn State, Rutgers, Syracuse and Temple. Sanders got the offer from Tim Salem.