Choate's Connor Dintino commits to Pitt

Choate Rosemary Hall (Conn.) two-way lineman Connor Dintino has verbally committed to the University of Pittsburgh, he told ESPNBoston.com earlier this morning.

Dintino, a resident of Mashpee, Mass., also had offers from Buffalo, UConn, Villanoa and Holy Cross. He also had interest from Boston College and Temple.

"I chose Pitt because I knew it would be a great fit for me," Dintino said. "I loved the community. The facilities, the campus and the coaching staff were awesome. It really reminds me of my school, Choate. I think that's what made me really like it."

At 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, Dintino is an intriguing prospect. He transferred to the Wallingford, Conn. campus after his sophomore season at Sandwich High, and has flourished among the prep ranks, helping the Wild Boars to an 8-1 record last fall. Late last April, he was ranked among the top individual performers at the Rivals Camp Series event in Newark, N.J. Last March, he finished fifth at Prep Wrestling Nationals, on the campus of Lehigh University, and was named an All-American.

Dintino had projected by some to be an interior offensive lineman at the next level, but he will be heading to Pitt as a defensive tackle.