2025 4-star OT makes decision today, Pitt in contention

Pitt has just under two hours to wait until 2025 four-star offensive tackle target Chastan Brown makes his college decision.

Brown — a 6-foot-9, 260-pound four-star tackle from Northside in Warner Robbins, Ga. — cut his extensive recruiting to just seven schools last month, including Georgia State, Houston, Louisville, North Carolina State, Pitt, UCF and West Virginia.

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He turned down Boston College, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa State, Liberty, Memphis, Troy, Tulane, UAB, USF and Wake Forest, among others.

Brown was originally scheduled to take an official visit to Pitt last month, but it appears the visit never happened — or at least could not be confirmed by Pittsburgh Sports Now.

He took official visits to UCF (May 31) and Louisville (June 7) earlier this summer.

It doesn’t seem like Pitt is one of the leading contenders for Brown, considering he took on a couple of his top contenders, but Archie Collins and the coaching staff have been recruiting him since January.

“I think (Collins is) a good guy and like I said, I’ve already formed a bond with him,” Brown told PSN in January. “So, I’m getting to know him. We talked about the scholarship, getting me on campus and stuff. Photo shoot, campus tour, stuff like that.”

As a kid from Georgia, Brown wasn’t very familiar with Pitt before the offer was extended, but he heard all about the “City of Champions.” And it really stood out in the beginning.

Brown, a big, athletic left tackle who helped the Eagles in Class-6A action, has plenty of room to add weight to his massive frame. He’s “thin” as it stands right now, but he should be able to add a lot of weight while maintaining his quickness and agility at the point of attack.

247Sports ranks Brown as the 192nd-ranked recruit in the class (20th-ranked offensive tackle and 30th-ranked recruit out of Georgia). Rivals and ESPN also rate Brown as a four-star recruit.

Pitt is looking to add another offensive lineman to the class, with two interior linemen and one tackle currently, so Brown would fit a need. But it looks like Pitt will miss this one.

Pitt has 21 commitments in the 2025 class, with one undrafted Pat Signal out there:

The Panthers have landed three-star quarterback Mason Heintschel (Oregon, Ohio), three-star running back Ja’Kyrian Turner (Bushnell, Florida), three-star athlete Synkwan Smith (Roswell, Ga.), three-star wide receiver Kha’leal Sterling (Miami, Florida), three-star wide receiver DaMarion Fowlkes (Olney, Md.), three-star wide receiver Tony Kinsler (Port Orange, Fla.), three-star wide receiver Bryce Yates (Chesterfield, Va.), three-star tight end Max Hunt (Tampa, Fla.), Shep Turk (Jefferson Hills , Pa.), Torian Chester (Albany, Ga.) and Akram Elnagmi (Loughborough, England), offensively.

And three-star Denim Cook (Columbus, Ohio), three-star defensive end Julian Anderson (Orlando, Fla.), three-star defensive lineman Trevor Sommers (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), three-star linebacker Emmanuel Taylor (Virginia Beach, Va.), three-star linebacker Justin Thompson (Olney, Md.), three-star safety Joshua Guerrier (Ocoee, Fla.), three-star defensive back Cole Woodson (Haymarket, Va.), three-star cornerback Shawn Lee (Harrisburg, Pa.), four-star cornerback Mason Alexander (Fishers, Ind.) and four-star cornerback Elijah Dotson (Detroit, Mich.) defensive end.

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