Alex Officer, a consensus three-star offensive lineman from New York's Eastridge Senior High School (Rochester), has committed to the Pitt Panthers for the 2013 recruiting class. Officer chose the Panthers with a verbal commitment on Dec. 15 over offers from Boston College, Louisville, Purdue, Rutgers and Syracuse. His official visit to Pitt took place on Dec. 7.
Officer, listed at 6'4" and between 285 and 310 pounds, depending on the scouting service, is the fourth lineman in the 2013 class, joining Dorian Johnson (the No. 2 ranked offensive tackle in the country), Carson Baker and Aaron Reese. The Pitt 2013 class now has 20 commitments for head coach Paul Chryst, 14 of whom are rated three-star or better recruits.
Here are some video highlights of Officer's 2012 season for Eastridge. In addition to paving the way for Eastridge's rushing attack, Officer also spent time on the defensive line for the Lancers, making 60 tackles and three sacks: