Introducing Pitt's Class Of 2013

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Players can begin faxing their National Letter of Intent at 7 am EST. Pitt will officially introduce the 2013 class, at which time all letters of intent are expected to be faxed in.

TraVon Chapman
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 20 Quarterback
High School:
Kent (OH) Roosevelt
Height, Weight:
6-2, 200
About Chapman:
- No. 20 QB in the nation
- No. 18 overall player in Ohio
- Threw for 2,900 yards with 33 touchdowns. As a junior, he threw for 2,200 yards and 26 touchdowns. In his career, Chapman rushed for 1,370 yards and scored 18 rushing touchdowns
- enrolled in January

Jaymar Parrish
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 4 Fullback
High School:
Gateway (PA) Monroeville
Height, Weight:
6-2, 225
About Parrish:
- No. 4 fullback in the nation; will play a hybrid fullback/tight end for Pitt
- No. 33 overall player in Pennsylvania
- 17 catches for 326 yards, with a rushing touchdown and a touchdown catch as a senior; 83 tackles, 5 sacks and a fumble recovery
- 22 catches for 524 yards as a junior with 4 touchdowns; 69 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 interception as a junior
- team captain as a senior

Tyler Boyd
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 12 Safety
High School:
Clairton (PA)
Height, Weight:
6-1, 175
About Boyd:
- reaffirmed his commitment this morning at a ceremony at his school
- No. 12 safety in the country, but will play receiver at Pitt
- No. 8 overall player in Pennsylvania
- In 2012, rushed for 2,584 yards and 43 touchdowns, had 13 catches for 295 yards and three touchdowns, and scored 51 total touchdowns
- rushed for 2,400 yards as a junior with 48 total touchdowns; an average of three touchdowns per game
- helped his team to four consecutive state titles, all part of an impressive 64-game winning streak during his high school career
- first-team all-state selection
- member of both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 22 and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25

Zach Challingsworth
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 195 Wide Receiver
High School:
South Fayette (PA)
Height, Weight:
6-2, 180
About Challingsworth:
- No. 34 overall player in Pennsylvania
- No. 195 receiver in the country
- first-team all-state selection
- finished with 1,190 yards receiving on 58 catches, with 14 touchdowns
- rushed for another 131 yards on the ground on 18 carries with two rushing scores
- on defense, finished with 24 tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumbles, two passes broken up and a fumble recovery
- member of both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 22 and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25

Reggie Green
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 90 Safety
High School:
Crandon (NJ)
Height, Weight:
6-3, 190
About Green:
- No. 96 safety in the country, but will play receiver at Pitt
- No. 33 overall player in New Jersey
- played quarterback, where he threw for 681 yards and four touchdowns
- did the most damage on the ground, rushing for 1,712 yards in 10 games on the season, with 19 rushing scores
- finished with 22 tackles and three interceptions on defense

Jester Weah
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 201 Wide Receiver
High School:
Madison (WI) Memorial
Height, Weight:
6-3, 190
About Weah:
- No. 201 receiver in the country
- No. 13 overall player from Wisconsin
- hauled in 39 passes for 799 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior
- also a basketball standout at Madison Memorial, Weah only started playing football as a sophomore

Terrish Webb
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 93 Wide Receiver
High School:
Clairton (PA)
Height, Weight:
6-0, 175
About Webb:
- finished with 4 catches for 99 yards with2 touchdowns;had an interception and a pass breakup on defense all in the WPIAL championship game that led to a Pitt offer
- led Clairton with 45 catches for 965 yards, and another 774 yards on the ground on 74 carries for 15 total touchdowns
- member of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25
- helped lead Clairton to four consecutive state championships, and a 64-game winning streak

Scott Orndoff
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 20 Tight End
High School:
Pittsburgh (PA) Seton-LaSalle
Height, Weight:
6-5, 240
About Orndoff:
- No. 20 tight end in the nation
- No. 17 overall player in Pennsylvania
- initially committed to Wisconsin, then re-opened his recruitment after Paul Chryst was hired at Pitt, committing to the Panthers in the spring
- enrolled in January
- two-time all-state selection
- averaged 17.9 yards per catch (35 receptions for 625 yards) over his final two seasons
- as a junior and senior, led Seton-LaSalle to a combined 20-3 record (.870) and WPIAL Class AA playoff berths each season

Zach Poker
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 41 Tight End
High School:
Oconomowac (WI)
Height, Weight:
6-4, 220
About Poker:
- No. 41 tight end in the nation
- No. 6 overall player from Wisconsin
- had 776 receiving yards with eight touchdowns; also rushed for another 120 yards

Devon Edwards
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 100 Tight End
High School:
Columbus (OH) Eastmoor Academy
Height, Weight:
6-6, 230
About Edwards:
- No. 100 tight end in the country
- No. 89 overall player in Ohio
- caught eight touchdown passes as a senior

Tony Harper
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 121 Safety
High School:
Toledo (OH) St. Johns
Height, Weight:
6-4, 200
About Harper:
- No. 121 safety in the country, but is being recruited to Pitt as a hybrid receiver/tight end
- played primarily on the defensive side of the ball, before playing more of an offensive role this past season

Dorian Johnson
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 12 Offensive Tackle
High School:
Belle Vernon (PA)
Height, Weight:
6-4, 275
About Johnson:
- No. 12 offensive tackle in the nation
- No. 7 overall player in Pennsylvania
- started on both sides of the line
- played in the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game
- first-team all-state selection
- member of both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 22 and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25

Alex Officer
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 47 Offensive Guard
High School:
Hankins (NY) East Ridge School
Height, Weight:
6-4, 310
About Officer:
- No. 47 offensive guard in the nation
- No. 6 overall player from New York
- two-way player, starting on both the offensive and defensive line
- first-team all-state selection on the offensive line as a senior
- second-team all-state selection at defensive tackle as a junior

Aaron Reese
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 62 Offensive Tackle
High School:
Chambersburg (PA)
Height, Weight:
6-6, 280
About Reese:
- No. 62 offensive tackle in the nation
- No. 22 overall player in Pennsylvania
- played on both sides of the ball at left tackle and defensive tackle
- earned all-conference honors on both sides of the ball during his career

Carson Baker
Rating:
Ranking:
No.119 Offensive Tackle
High School:
Fairborn (OH)
Height, Weight:
6-5, 270
About Baker:
- No. 87 overall player in Ohio
- No. 119 offensive tackle in the country
- first-team all-conference as a senior
- could also project as a center

Jaryd Jones-Smith
Rating:
Ranking:
No.91 Offensive Tackle
High School:
Philadelphia (PA) West Catholic
Height, Weight:
6-7, 290
About Jones-Smith:
- No. 91 offensive tackle in the nation
- No. 28 overall player in Pennsylvania
- anchored an offensive line that paved the way for 174 yards a game on the ground
- first-team all-state, all-league and all-city honors

Justin Moody
Rating:
Ranking:
No.50 Defensive Tackle
High School:
Philadelphia (PA) George Washington
Height, Weight:
6-3, 265
About Moody:
- No. 50 defensive tackle in the country
- finished senior season with 65 tackles, 20 tackles for losses, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 12 sacks
- first-team all-state and all-city honors

Jeremiah Taleni
Rating:
Ranking:
No.94 Defensive Tackle
High School:
Kailua (HI)
Height, Weight:
6-2, 315
About Taleni:
- No. 94 defensive tackle in the country
- No. 12 overall player out of Hawaii
- committed to Pitt after taking his official visit just three weeks ago
- Team MVP
- two-time all-state selection

Tyrique Jarrett
Rating:
Ranking:
PG Defensive Tackle
High School:
Milford Academy (NY)/Pittsburgh (PA) Taylor Allderdice
Height, Weight:
6-4, 315
About Jarrett:
- enrolled in January after spending the fall at Milford Academy
- initially committed to Pitt's 2012 recruiting class
- totaled 26 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, one interception (returned for a touchdown) and one blocked field goal at Milford
- earned status as the Pittsburgh City League's top lineman in 2011 at Taylor Allderdice

James Conner
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 124 Defensive End
High School:
Erie (PA) McDowell
Height, Weight:
6-2, 220
About Conner:
- No. 36 overall player in Pennsylvania
- No. 124 defensive end in the country, but could also play on the offensive side at running back
- first-team all-state selection for McDowell, leading the Trojans to the PIAA Quarterfinals
- As a senior, Conner rushed for 1,680 yards (10.8 avg) with 21 touchdowns
- also finished with 12 sacks on defense, and an average of over 27 yards a kickoff return

Shakir Soto
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 48 Defensive End
High School:
Wilkes-Barre (PA) G A R Memorial
Height, Weight:
6-3, 238
About Soto:
- No. 28 player overall in Pennsylvania
- No. 48 defensive end in the country
- enrolled in January
- Two-time all-state
- Wyoming Valley Conference Football Coaches Association Small School Defensive Player of the Year
- 109 tackles, 13.5 sacks and six fumble recoveries as a senior
- 114 tackles and nine sacks as a junior
- 52 career sacks
- led team to an 18-6 record, two district playoff berths and one PIAA Class AA playoff berth over his final two years

Luke Maclean
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 47 Outside Linebacker
High School:
Grand Blanc (MI) Community
Height, Weight:
6-3, 235
About Maclean:
- No. 47 outside linebacker in the nation
- No. 17 overall player from Michigan
- all-state selection
- first-team all-conference and all-area selection as a junior and senior
- 58 solo stops as a senior
- 110 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 11 tackles for losses and an interception as a junior
- 76 tackles, 3.5 sacks and 8 tackles for losses as a sophomore
- also holds school-record for discus in track, with a throw of 163 feet, 8 inches

Matt Galambos
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 34 Middle Linebacker
High School:
Haverford (PA) Haverford School
Height, Weight:
6-2, 220
About Galambos:
- No. 34 linebacker in the nation
- No. 29 overall player in Pennsylvania
- all-state, all-southeast Pennsylvania and all-city selection
- In 2012, finished with 104 tackles, five sacks and eight hurries; 818 yards and six touchdowns rushing, 11 catches for 152 yards receiving

Titus Howard
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 47 Safety
High School:
Clairton (PA)
Height, Weight:
6-3, 180
About Howard:
- No. 47 safety in the country
- No. 23 overall player in Pennsylvania
- member of both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 22 and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25
- helped lead Clairton to four consecutive state championships, and a 64-game winning streak
- finished with 25 catches for 510 yards, and another 189 yards on the ground on just 11 carries; six touchdowns scored on the season

Rachid Ibrahim
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 90 Safety
High School:
Bethesda (MD) The Avalon School
Height, Weight:
6-2, 185
About Ibrahim:
- No. 90 safety in the country
- No. 22 overall player in Maryland
- will play safety for Pitt, but rushed for 1,737 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior
- finished with 63 tackles and two interceptions on defense
- all-state selection as a senior

Ryan Winslow
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 4 Punter
High School:
Wyndmoor (PA) LaSalle College
Height, Weight:
6-5, 215
About Winslow:
- No. 4 punter in the nation
- No. 40 overall player in Pennsylvania
- converted 56 extra points and six field goals as a senior for LaSalle
- member of 2011 state championship team
- averaged 38 yards a punt as a junior, and was a second-team All-Catholic selection

Chris Blewitt
Rating:
Ranking:
No. 6 Kicker
High School:
Alexandria (VA) West Potomac
Height, Weight:
5-10, 160
About Blewitt:
- No. 6 kicker in the nation
- No. 40 overall player in Virginia
- placed first at the Kohl's Eastern Showcase for both punters and kickers
- converted eight field goals and 23 extra point attempts as a senior for West Potomac

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