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2024 3-Star OL Anthony Crawford ‘Ready Patiently’ For Pitt Supply After Junior Day Go to



Anthony Crawford hasn’t obtained a suggestion from Pitt, however throughout his most up-to-date go to to Pittsburgh, the teaching workers made him really feel like he was already a part of the household.

Crawford, a 6-foot-6, 310-pound three-star offensive lineman from Union Metropolis Excessive in Union Metropolis, New Jersey, made a visit to Pittsburgh for the Junior Day festivities, and he was in a position to spend extra time with the teaching workers than ever earlier than.

“We went to the basketball recreation, we had a gathering with (offensive line coach Dave Borbely) and I like how he coaches,” Crawford instructed PSN. “He worries in regards to the little stuff, and he makes certain his linemen get the fundamentals down earlier than shifting on to the exhausting issues. So, I like the best way he coaches.”

However whereas Crawford was in a position to spend a while with Borbely, he spent most of his time with tight ends coach Tim Salem.

In talking with Salem, he was handled with nothing however respect — like he was already dedicated to the Pitt household. It’s a sense that actually wasn’t misplaced upon Crawford.

Salem mentioned that he likes what he’s seen from Crawford’s tape, however he actually has room to proceed to develop going ahead. It’s one other message that he took to coronary heart, strengthening his resolve going ahead.

Massachusetts and Ole Miss have already supplied Crawford, and whereas Pitt hasn’t prolonged a suggestion but, he’s eager for the way forward for the connection.

“I’m ready patiently,” Crawford mentioned. “If (Pitt) supplied me, that will be one of many high colleges on my record positively, I’d actually be wanting ahead to that college. I actually prefer it there.”

However whereas Crawford has seen how he’d match within the soccer side, as a giant, mauling offensive sort out who helped Union Metropolis to a 9-2 report in 2022, he could also be much more impressed by the best way the teaching workers treats its gamers as individuals.

“They care about you off the sphere greater than being a soccer participant,” Crawford mentioned. “They care about how your grades are, what you do moreover soccer, if you happen to go to church and stuff like that. They care about you getting your diploma.

“Even if you happen to don’t end all 4 years of faculty, and also you go to the league, he nonetheless needs you to get your diploma, he’s nonetheless going to be on high of you in your diploma though you don’t play for him anymore.”

Crawford realized loads throughout his go to to Pittsburgh Saturday, however after his time with the teaching workers, he seems like he’ll have the ability to be taught much more.

He’s planning on studying extra about Pitt, Syracuse and Rutgers, with visits deliberate for Syracuse and Pitt within the spring.

247Sports hasn’t rated Crawford but, however On3 charges him because the 775th-ranked recruit within the class (51st-ranked offensive sort out and Twenty third-ranked recruit from New Jersey) and Rivals charges him because the Twenty fifth-ranked recruit from New Jersey.


Cinedigm and The Conjuring creator Be a part of Forces to Develop “The Haunted”




Cinedigm introduced as we speak that the Firm will likely be partnering with horror heavyweight Tony DeRosa-Grund, creator of The Conjuring (over $2 billion in field workplace to this point), to develop The Haunted, a brand new paranormal horror franchise based mostly on verifiable precise occasions. Whereas the story particulars are being saved below wraps, Cinedigm can affirm that The Haunted franchise begins with one household’s darkish and terrifying real-life preternatural experiences which intersect with historic info and legends surrounding a younger pregnant lady accused by her personal father of being a witch. That convergence locations the household in impending mortal hazard.

DeRosa-Grund, who beforehand wrote the unique story for The Conjuring, named it, and created the “street map” for that franchise, goals to emulate that prior success by equally constructing The Haunted universe via sequels, historic prequels, and spin-offs. The franchise’s preliminary focus will likely be on the actual occasions skilled by a multi-generational household below siege from malevolent, and intensely violent, supernatural forces.  The Haunted additionally focuses on its extraordinarily uncommon circumstances which occurred when the dwelling individuals concerned suffered vital, and repeated, actual bodily hurt – even a loss of life – from these darkish forces that plagued them. The truth that these occasions might occur to anybody, mixed with the “you’ll be able to run however you’ll be able to’t cover” side of the household’s very actual plight, plumbs new depths of the horror style.

“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Tony DeRosa-Grund, a contemporary grasp of the horror style, on The Haunted franchise,” stated Tom Owen, Managing Director of Cinedigm/Bloody Disgusting. “Primarily based on the true-life occasions, these movies will take audiences on a wild and terrifying journey into the world of the paranormal, not like some other ever seen earlier than in movie. We’re assured The Haunted, will set a brand new bar for horror films and can completely resonate with horror fans, in addition to each different viewers quadrant.”

“Having created, produced and written the story for the unique The Conjuring, I can say, with absolute readability and certainty, that The Haunted is exponentially higher, more true and extra terrifying,” stated DeRosa-Grund. “I’m really excited to be working with Tom and Brad [of Cinedigm/Bloody Disgusting] who “bought it,” and embraced the mission proper from our very first pitch assembly. I wish to additionally thank Cinedigm Chairman Chris McGurk, who not solely backed my very first characteristic movie, but additionally satisfied me to return out of my retirement for this mission.”

The deal was negotiated by Yolanda Macias, Chief Content material Officer, on behalf of Cinedigm and Legal professional Jonnathan O. Owens on behalf of Tony DeRosa-Grund. With DeRosa-Grund having now accomplished the script, Cinedigm and Bloody Disgusting will subsequent look to connect a Director earlier than going into manufacturing with DeRosa-Grund producing via the Nverse Photos banner later this 12 months.

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Duquesne Dukes Add NC State Switch Ahead Dusan Mahorcic




The Duquesne Dukes have discovered the large man for his or her 2023-24 entrance court docket that they’ve been looking for.

NC State switch ahead Dusan Mahorcic has introduced that he’ll play his final season of school basketball for Keith Dambrot and the Dukes. Mahorcic made an official go to to Duquesne final week.

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Mahorcic is a 6-foot-10 ahead who averaged 8.7 factors and 6.6 rebounds per recreation final season for the Wolfpack. Mahorcic has spent one yr every at Illinois State, Utah, and NC State to this point in his collegiate profession.

This previous season, Mahorcic spent nearly all of his senior marketing campaign on the sidelines as he injured his knee and obtained surgical procedure shortly after. Months later, he obtained a medical hardship waiver, which is able to enable him one other yr of eligibility to play faculty ball.

Duquesne has already added Andrei Savrasov, Hassan Drame, and Fousseyni Drame from the switch portal to this point this offseason.

Duquesne will now function a entrance court docket of Mahorcic, Tre Williams (6’7″, 250-pounds), Halil Barre (6’9″, 220-pounds), David Dixon (6’9″, 215-pounds), Savrasov (6’7″, 225-pounds), H. Drame (6’7″, 200-pounds) and F. Drame (6’7″, 200-pounds).

Offered everyone seems to be wholesome, this new look frontcourt will grow to be a power for the Dukes and given the expertise that will probably be returning within the backcourt, this yr’s Duquesne group might be a darkish horse contender within the Atlantic-10.

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Metal Valley, All-Convention Duquesne Star LB Todd Hill Commits to Pitt




A torn pectoral made Todd Hill’s switch portal entrance in March a bit dangerous, however he didn’t have to attend lengthy to listen to from Pat Narduzzi and Pitt.

Hill — a 5-foot-10, 240-pound all-conference linebacker at Duquense, who performed his highschool ball at Metal Valley Excessive in Munhall — formally dedicated to Pitt Thursday, and it’s going to be full-ride. As soon as he works again from his pec harm.

“I’m mainly working to get the scholarship as a result of I had a little bit factor occur with my pec, so in the summertime, I’ll be working towards and every part after which in August, I’ll be on scholarship,” Hill instructed PSN

However Hill, who was an All-NEC linebacker final season, is happy to get the prospect that he’s at all times wished.

“It means so much to me personally as a result of that is what I at all times wished to do, simply attempt to show and present I can play with the perfect,” Hill mentioned. “This implies so much to me, I actually can’t clarify how a lot it means, I simply need to present how a lot it means on the sector.”

Hill was a first-team All-NEC choice in 2022, racking up 61 tackles (43 solo), 22 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks and a compelled fumble in 11 video games.

In a sport towards Florida State, he racked up two tackles (two solo), a deal with for loss and a sack. Towards Hawaii, he recorded 5 tackles (three solo), two tackles for loss and two sacks. And he did most of his work with a torn pectoral.

“I mainly performed my complete season with a torn pec, and I didn’t know,” Hill mentioned. “So, going into the portal, I guess on myself as a result of I had an awesome season so Pitt gave me a possibility and I couldn’t simply not take the chance. So, I needed to simply go there.”

Pitt jumped into the equation early, invited him out to the ability and instructed him that he had a possibility to rehab and really earn that scholarship alternative. So, whereas he’s been understanding with Pitt because the starting of the week, he’s been coming right down to the ability since April.

It’s rehab, PT and coaching till he can absolutely get again into the swing of issues as a scholarship linebacker in August.

And after 5 seasons at Duquense, recording 144 tackles (88 solo), 34 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, two compelled fumbles and a move breakup, it’s nonetheless type of surreal that he’s really going to play at Pitt.

When you instructed him 5 years in the past that he’d be a linebacker at Pitt?

“I actually wouldn’t imagine it, simply after final season, every part modified so much,” Hill mentioned. “Even how I used to be approaching stuff, I by no means knew this was gonna occur, so I’m on the level the place I simply wanna do what I can to place myself in the proper alternative to make performs and be a man on that group. All I’m making an attempt to do is simply go there and do what I can do and carry out. And present that I’m one of many high guys round.”

Hill’s match within the protection at this level is up within the air as a result of whereas he’s 240 kilos, he’s performed a little bit of defensive finish and linebacker at Duquense. At Pitt, it might be outdoors linebacker — the identical function the place he racked up 11.5 sacks final season.

Hill is a welcomed, veteran addition to the linebacking corps, who has ties with fairly a couple of WPIAL guys throughout the protection, and he expects to be able to go in full by August.

With Shayne Simon, Bangally Kamara, Solomon DeShields, Braylan Lovelace, Brandon George and Nick Lapi in place, he provides an intriguing versatility.

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