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2016 National Signing Day: Oaks Christian Wide Receiver enrolls at USC

Michael Pittman Jr. is the son of former Tampa Bay Buccaneer running back Michael Pittman Sr., who won a ring with the Bucs in Super Bowl XXXVII.

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Michael Pittman Jr.

  • Wide Receiver
  • Oaks Christian HS (Westlake View, CA)
  • Ht: 6'4" / Wt: 210

During the 2015 season, the USC Football relied heavily on JuJu Smith-Schuster and the Trojans struggled to find quarterback Cody Kessler a reliable #2 weapon.

Michael Pittman Jr. could become a huge weapon for whoever starts at quarterback against Alabama in week one of the 2016 college football season. Pittman Jr., who committed to USC on July 4th of last year, has already enrolled at USC and will participate in spring practice.

The son of Michael Pittman Sr, who spent 10 years in the NFL, the younger Pittman had a sensational senior year for Oaks Christian as he had 81 receptions for 1,990 yards and 24 touchdowns. Pittman averaged an incredible 24.6 yards per catch and had 16 receptions for 354 yards and five touchdowns in his final game in high school, a 61-40 loss to Bishop Amat.

Pittman Jr. is extremely athletic with a great set of hands and the various times that I saw him play senior year, he put on a show. He reminds me a little bit of former Trojan Dwayne Jarrett.

Scout.com has Pittman Jr. as the #29 overall player in the Class of 2016 and the #2 athlete in California (Pittman played defensive back at Oaks Christian as well but will probably play only wide receiver at USC.)

Here is highlight tape courtesy of Hudl