IMG Academy TE flips from Michigan State to Pitt
Michigan State’s 2021 recruiting class took a hit this week. The Spartans lost the pledge from a 3-star tight end out of the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
Renda, ranked as the No. 66 tight end in the 2021 recruiting class, took to Twitter to announce that he was flipping from Michigan State to Pitt. His announcement comes a little over a month after he initially pledged to the Spartans.
“I would like to thank Coach Tucker and Coach Gilmore for giving me the opportunity to live out my dream of playing football at the next level,” Renda wrote. “But, in the words of Andrew Carnegie, ‘Pittsburgh entered the core of my heart when I was a boy and cannot be torn out.’ I am beyond excited to announce that I am 100% committed to the University of Pittsburgh. Thank you to Coach Narduzzi and Coach Salem for staying with me and believing in me.”
— Jake Renda (@Jake_Renda) August 11, 2020
Renda held 10 offers on the recruiting trail. Along with Pitt and Michigan State, the tight end received interest from Arizona, Boston College, FIU, NC State and Old Dominion, among others.
Michigan State is now down to 11 commitments in the 2021 class. The Spartans rank 74th nationally and 13th in the B1G.