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Defensive end Shakir Soto commits to Pitt | April


Like the offensive line, the defensive line is an area that's been neglected during the course of the coaching turnover. With only one defensive end and two defensive tackles over the past two signing days, Chryst needs desperately needs to add talented players to the four man line.

Enter defensive end Shakir Soto, who committed to Pitt today.

Listed around 6'3"-6'4" and between 230-240 lbs, Soto is unranked by Rivals and Scout right now, but is a three-star according to 247. 247 also has him as the fourteenth best prospect in the state and number one defensive end.

The Wilkes Barre product picked Pitt over BCS-level offers from Boston College, Maryland, Virginia and Temple.

Soto is a very good track athlete as well, earning recognition in shot put, 300 meter hurdles and the 4x1600 relay.

You can check out extended highlights here, but the ScoutingPA.com highlights are after the jump (they're generally easier to follow because they identify the Soto before the snap).

Welcome aboard, Shakir!