Mike White of the Post-Gazette reports that Hopewell running back Rushel Shell, one of the nation's top senior prospects, will announce his plans to play for the University of Pittsburgh Friday.
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Shell, the WPIAL's career rushing leader and arguably the top running back prospect to come out of the Western Pennsylvania since Brian Davis played at Wash High, is expected to announce the decision during a news conference at 8 a.m. Alabama is his other finalist.
If true, Shell's committment is a huge get for Pitt. In recent years, the Panthers lost out on many of the WPIAL's top prospects.