Less than a month after he took an official visit to Pittsburgh, 3-star power forward Noah Collier committed to the Panther. A Monday night, Collier made it official — becoming the first commit in Pitt’s 2020 class.
Collier actually just wrapped up an official visit to Clemson last weekend; he was in town when the Tigers hosted Charlotte in football. Maryland, Cal and George Washington were also in the mix for Collier, a 6-foot-7 power forward who plays his prep basketball for Norristown (Pa.) Westtown School.
Noah Collier (https://t.co/t7l3f9qiHY) just announced a commitment to Pittsburgh. This marks Jeff Capel’s first commitment of the 2020 recruiting class.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) September 23, 2019
Colliers is ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 160 overall prospect in the 2020 class and the No. 27 power forward.
It’s perhaps worth mentioning that the weekend Collier visited Pittsburgh — in late August — two other notable 2020 prospects were in town, too. Also on official visits that weekend: 4-star small forward Earl Timberlake and 4-star center Cliff Omoruyi, another top-50 prospect.
Omoruyi is also pursued by Memphis, Kentucky and Auburn; two weeks ago, he took an official to see Auburn and Bruce Pearl. Timberlake, on the other hand, visited Miami two weekends ago. He will take an official visit to North Carolina the weekend of Oct. 11, too.
For now, though, this is a nice start to 2020 for Jeff Capel and the Panthers. In Capel’s initial recruiting class at Pitt, he landed Xavier Johnson — now an NBA prospect — and Trey McGowens, who looks like a player, too.