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Shaler star picks Pitt

Written by Dan Gigler on .

Keeping you up to date with recruiting while Paul Zeise is off, here's the latest from MikeWhite on Pitt picking up a local recruit who de-committed from Penn State in the wake of the Sandusky scandal:

J.P. Holtz, a standout tight end-linebacker at Shaler Area High School, announced tonight he will play next season at Pitt.

Holtz, a member of the Post-Gazette Fabulous 22, chose Pitt over Michigan State. He made his announcement on KDKA Channel 2 television.

Holtz (6 feet 4, 240 pounds) made a non-binding verbal commitment to Penn State last summer, but decided to look elsewhere after the Jerry Sandusky case became public. He then visited Pitt, Purdue and Michigan State.

High school seniors can sign a binding letter of intent with colleges starting next Wednesday.

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