Pitt adds depth for the future up front with 2017 commit

Pittsburgh added a quality offensive lineman to its 2017 class when Carter Warren committed on Oct. 8. The 6-6, 315-pound Warren, who hails from Paterson, N.J., is listed in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 7 senior football prospect in the Garden State, as well as No. 37 in the country among offensive tackles and No. 359 overall nationally.

The Panthers had to ride out a year-long recruitment to land Warren, having first offered him back in September of his junior year. But after taking his second trip to the Steel City in three months on Oct. 8, Warren elected to become the 15th member of Pat Narduzzi’s incoming class.

Pitt outlasted multiple ACC rivals, including Syracuse and Virginia Tech, as well as a couple other Power 5 programs such Rutgers and Indiana, for Warren’s services.

Warren becomes the third-highest-rated member of Pitt’s 2017 signing class, behind only safety Paris Ford of Steel Valley, Pa., and running back Todd Sibley of Akron, Ohio. Along with Gabe Houy, a local prospect from Upper Saint Clair High School in Pittsburgh, the addition of Warren helps meet Pitt’s need for two scholarship offensive tackles for next season.

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