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Farrell Recordsdata: Pitt Mining Nationwide Powers for High Huge Receiver Expertise



The Farrell Recordsdata: Pitt version is again with some fascinating happenings happening and my continued have a look at the 2023 class with the large receivers.

Let’s begin with 2023. It is a massive large receiver class with 4 gamers, and I begin with Kenny Johnson who’s the very best of the group. Johnson has stable measurement at 6-1 and 185 and he’s arguably essentially the most dynamic participant on this class. He can stretch the sector, he’s a house run hitter and may work within the brief passing recreation and even take inside handoffs as a result of he’s so good with the ball in his arms. I’ve him as a 4-star stage large receiver, and he was an enormous get for Tiquan Underwood in his transition to Pitt.

Subsequent up is Lamar Seymore from Florida and he’s essential for a number of causes. He’s a double-digit landing man on a fantastic highschool staff at Miami Central and he’ll assist recruiting efforts in South Florida. He decommitted from Miami to go to Pitt which is an enormous deal. He’s not so long as Johnson however a tad thicker and stronger. He’s extra of a pink zone man for scoring than a house run hitter like Johnson.

Subsequent up is one other participant at an enormous college in Zion Fowler who performs at St. Peter’s Prep. This was an odd one as Underwood didn’t recruit him at one of many greatest preps in New Jersey when he was at Rutgers and began to when he arrived at Pitt. Some emotions wanted to be mended and so they have been, and Pitt has one other receiver with stable measurement who scored double digit touchdowns on the highest prep stage in his state. He’s rather a lot like Seymore as a superb route runner, pink zone risk and may transfer the chains.

And eventually, we head to the west coast. Israel Polk was a late provide, however they beat three PAC 12 groups for a man who caught 8 touchdowns at St. John’s Bosco which was the No. 1 staff within the nation. Polk is the tallest of the receivers on this class but in addition the skinniest as he’s 170 kilos. He wants a yr within the weight room most probably, however he has the best ceiling to me and has the flexibility to play protection if wanted as nicely.

What I like about this class at WR rather a lot is the packages they arrive from. Johnson is an in-state, however the others come from large packages in Florida, New Jersey and California and that’s large. This can assist recruiting in some ways. I’m not speaking a couple of pipeline or something right here however the second-tier guys at these faculties are all legit gamers.

Pitt Putting Gold in Switch Portal

Transferring on to what’s taking place currently as we’re nonetheless ready for not less than one present to drop within the portal. It’s been very productive for Pitt within the portal touchdown two QBs in Phil Jurkovec and Christian Velliuex and SEC gamers in Donovan McMillon and Derrick Davis Jr. from Florida and LSU respectively. And naturally, the latter two are key defensive gamers who’re locals returning residence.

A slew of affords when out for the 2024 class because it’s that point of yr and by all accounts Junior Day was successful. Most of the affords have been to Midwest gamers and two stand out to me particularly. OT Jacob Schorsch and DE Liam McKenna from Elder in Cincinnati each obtained their first Energy 5 provide from Pitt and a part of this speaks to the massive program technique. There are larger ranked gamers at Elder that get extra consideration, however the workers recognized these guys as arduous staff and gamers with measurement and upside. Schorsch is 6-5 and 295 and McKenna is 6-4 and 230 and each have area to develop. Others will observe however these two would possibly simply keep in mind who believed in them first.

A New Identify to Watch

And eventually, 2026 QB Jared Curtis is a brand new provide, and he intrigues me. He’s massive at 6-3 and had 27 landing passes as a first-year starter however he additionally ran for almost 500 yards as nicely. He’ll get a ton of affords however Pitt is on him as arduous as anybody maybe however Vanderbilt.


HPD releases “Acura ARX-06 The Origin Story” Documentary



HPD launched a 48-minute documentary offering an inside view into the event of the Acura ARX-06 prototype racing automobile debuting this weekend on the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  Meyer Shank Racing and Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport will marketing campaign the brand new automobile within the GTP class of the 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. 

On Sunday, January 22, 2023 Tom Blomqvist certified on the pole for the GTP class within the Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-06 for the endurance racing basic.

The movie highlights the preliminary ideas and objectives for the ARX-06, in addition to design, improvement and testing.  The origin story locations the ARX-06 within the line of Acura sports activities automobiles courting again to the unique Acura ARX-01 of 2007.  Styling, aerodynamics, energy unit, integration and simulation methods, challenges and triumphs are highlighted within the movie by means of the eyes of the hard-working women and men chargeable for the creation of the Acura ARX-06. 

Acura’s latest prototype racing automobile follows within the footsteps of the ARX-05, which received the previous two Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona races total and three of the previous 4 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship producers’ titles.  The ARX-06 debuts with the inception of the brand new GTP class in IMSA, which is the preeminent North American sports activities automobile racing championship.

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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.

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Jeff Capel Named Coach of the Week by ESPN



Pitt males’s basketball and head coach Jeff Capel had fairly the week to deliver January to a detailed. 

The Panthers secured two essential victories to their NCAA event hopes and broke away from a five-way tie for third place in ACC play. Pitt defeated Wake Forest and No. 20 Miami, each at house, to maneuver into sole possession of third place. 

Pitt is knocking on the door of the AP Prime 25, receiving 9 votes in Monday’s newest replace.

The workforce held off a surging Wake Forest workforce that outscored the Panthers 40-32 within the second half to win by two within the last seconds. The Miami win was much more spectacular. In entrance of a sold-out crowd of 12,508 contained in the Petersen Occasions Heart. Pitt erased an 86-60 deficit within the last two and a half minutes to shut on an 11-0 run in a recreation you needed to be there to consider. 

For his efforts in guiding this system to a 2-0 stretch, Capel was named by ESPN Employees Author Jeff Borzello as NCAA Coach of the Week

“Just a few months in the past, it appeared like Capel’s days at Pitt could be numbered. He was on the teaching scorching seat on the finish of final season – his fourth consecutive marketing campaign ending under .500. Pitt was picked 14th within the 2022-23 preseason ACC ballot in October, after which began the season with three losses in 4 video games. Quick-forward 2 ½ months, and the Panthers are 15-7 general, 8-3 within the ACC and third within the convention standings. They’re coming off arguably their most essential week of the season, too, beating fellow ACC bubble workforce Wake Forest on Wednesday, then gorgeous Miami with a game-ending 11-0 run to win by three within the last minute. In accordance with ESPN’s win likelihood, Pitt had a 4.9% probability to come back out with a victory when Miami led by eight with 2:05 left. The Panthers now personal wins over Virginia, Miami, North Carolina, NC State and Northwestern.” – Jeff Borzello, ESPN Employees Author

Capel has powered this system again to nationwide relevance and is held in excessive regard by former Pitt head coach Ben Howland, who was available Saturday because the Panthers honored the twentieth anniversary of the 2003 Massive East Championship workforce.  

“They’re very effectively coached,” Howland stated. “Coach is doing an excellent job when it comes to getting them to all mesh collectively. Nice schemes each offensively and defensively.”

Jamarius Burton pressured a turnover by Miami guard Isaiah Wong, stealing the ball and driving to the basket because the Panthers took a one-point lead. Blake Hinson tipped in Burton’s missed layup to go forward 69-68 with 26 seconds left. Burton recorded one other steal throughout Miami’s subsequent possession, however Greg Elliott stepped on the baseline whereas not in a position to run to provide the Hurricanes one other alternative. Elliott made up for it on the following inbound, stole the ball again, and related on two free throws to seal the three-point win. 

“You’ve simply gotta maintain preventing,” Capel stated after the Miami win. “In the event that they hit a troublesome shot, don’t drop your head and no matter, simply come again. There’s one other battle that can most likely occur throughout the subsequent 30 seconds, and we’ve got to win that one. If you happen to carry the earlier one over, then it’s going to have an effect on you. We should be current on a regular basis, each play.”

Pitt faces North Carolina (15-6, 7-3 ACC) Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in Chapel Hill. The Panthers defeated UNC on the Pete earlier this season 76-74 on Dec. 30.

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