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Pitt Football is bringing in talented three-stars from Virginia

PITTSBURGH – Pitt is finally starting to get some commitments in the Class of 2025 as they have landed a talented three-star athlete from Virginia.

Bryce Yates, who had Pitt in his last 14 schools, committed to Pitt on Sunday, announcing his decision to friends, family and media at Ettrick Park in Petersburg, Virginia, as well as on Instagram.

Schools vying for Yates’ services include ACC foe Duke, Sun Belt schools such as Appalachian State, James Madison, Marshall and Old Dominion, American schools such as Charlotte, East Carolina and Temple, FCS schools such as Campbell and Yale and others like Buffalo and UMass.

Yates will make an official visit to Pitt from June 6 to 8 and also to Duke from June 14 to 16, meaning he will still receive offers until he officially signs his National Letter of Intent.

Yates plays for Matoaca High School in Matoaca, Virginia, near the city of Petersburg. He had an outstanding junior season, with 79 catches for 1,193 yards and 15 touchdowns at wide receiver, as well as 27 tackles, 19 solo and six interceptions as a defensive back.

247Sports ranks Yates as a three-star, the No. 28 recruit in Virginia and the No. 82 athlete in the Class of 2025, respectively.

Yates, who stands 6-foot-4 and 180 pounds, is incredibly athletic and uses his speed and agility to create space and make incredible catches. This also allows him to excel at both cornerback and free safety, as he makes it difficult for opposing wideouts to get open or make catches at all.

Pitt has three commits so far in the Class of 2025, along with Yates. This includes two three-stars in quarterback Mason Heintschel from Ohio and defensive lineman Trevor Sommers from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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