Pitt Is It! Kaezon Pugh Makes Verbal To The Panthers


Pitt Is It! 2016 recruit, Aliquippa’s Kaezon Pugh, declares his intention to play for the Narduzzi-led Panthers. Pitt rolls into Monday the same way they concluded the week, on fire!

As a prime prospect, Pitt was competing with other programs, such as: Arkansas, Auburn, Michigan State, and Tennessee, to land Pugh, but the field seemed to have narrowed to Pitt, West Virginia and Maryland.

Then, with the releasing of head coach, Randy Edsall, it was fairly certain that Maryland was not going to be a viable destination. No other way Pitt would have it than beating out a rival for a prime prospect.

Pugh’s physique is nothing short of extraordinary, and, as Chris Peak from Panthers Lair explained, “..Pugh is physically ready to play in college right now. Really impressive in person.” Pugh stands 6-foot-2 and tips the scale at 215 pounds, but plays like the size of the hulk.

Kaezon has the potential to earn early playing time next fall, fitting right into the aggressive scheme implemented by defensive coordinator Josh Conklin and linebacker’s coach, Rob Harley.

As the eleventh player to commit to the Panthers, Pugh should have the chance to line up alongside fellow commit, Lafayette, Virginia’s Chase Pine, at some point in their careers. The combination will provide speed aplenty in the middle of the field for the Panthers.

Aliquippa continues to be good to the Panthers. Pugh joins former ‘Quips players Darrelle Revis, Sean Gilbert, Jonathan Baldwin and Mike Ditka as another alum of the high school to jump to the next stage as a Panther. This news only keeps the steam going for Narduzzi and the program, landing their second recruit in four days and entering the Top-25 for the first time since 2010.

The good feelings may not subside anytime soon as fellow highly-touted Pittsburgh area kids have yet to make their commitments and have Pitt at the top of their lists: quarterback, wide receiver, and defensive back Aaron Matthews from Clairton; linebacker and running back Khaleke Hudson from McKeesport; and the other-worldly corner Damar Hamlin for Pittsburgh Central Catholic to name a few.

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