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Hubbard (Ohio) High running back George Hill, who decommitted from Ohio State, announced Friday he will attend Pitt to play college football.

Michigan State was in the running for the prized recruit, who was a high school teammate of Spartan freshman LJ Scott.

MSU has a young and talented backfield, which may have factored in his decision to choose Pitt. Former Spartans defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi is the head coach at Pitt.

Spartans running backs include redshirt freshman Madre London, sophomore Gerald Holmes, junior Delton Williams and junior Nick Tompkins as well as Scott.

Hill is rated as a four-star recruit by Scout.com. He rushed for 1,175 yards and 15 touchdowns in his junior season while sharing time with Scott in the backfield. This season he was limited to eight games due to injury but still rushed for 1,006 yards and 12 TD.

After being one of the first commits to Ohio State's 2016 class, he reopened the process in October. He took official visits to Michigan State and Wisconsin.