Pitt Panthers land highly-touted offensive-line recruit


Pitt head coach Paul Chryst keeps adding to the class of 2013 as he landed a big offensive lineman over the weekend.

Two-way lineman Alex Officer of Eastridge, N.Y., confirmed over the weekend that he has committed to Pitt.

Officer was a second-team all-state defensive lineman in Class A a year ago and helped the Lancers to the NYSPHSAA quarterfinals last month. He is projected as an offensive lineman at Pitt, where he is the 20th player in the class of 2013 to have committed thus far.

Four of the 20 are offensive lineman as Officer follows Dorian Johnson,  Carson Baker and Aaron Reese to commit to the Panthers.

Officer is listed at 6’4″ and close to 300 pounds and is a consensus three-star recruit. ESPN gives him high marks for run blocking and physicality. Both Rivals and 247 rank him as the eighth best prospect in the state of New York.

Officer picked the Panthers over Boston College, Purdue, Rutgers and Syracuse.

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