One of the things that has kept Pitt relevant in college basketball for a new generation amid a transition to a new conference is the business it has conducted on the recruiting trail. Head coach Jamie Dixon has surrounded himself with good people over the years and is never shy about setting the bar high, even if he ultimately doesn't get the blue-chipper(s) fans want.
In the past, Dixon has built a Panther pipeline from New York to Pittsburgh which has served the program exceptionally well. However, the move to the ACC has made him expand his horizons beyond the Mason-Dixon Line; four Maryland natives are listed on his 2014-15 roster, most notably three-year starter James Robinson.
Furthermore, Dixon is now paying unprecedented attention to his own backyard. Erstwhile Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) stars Sheldon Jeter, Cameron Johnson and Ryan Luther join the Panthers this season.
So where would they like to go from here? Let's take a look at a few players they'll see along the 2015 recruiting trail who might look good in a blue-and-gold uniform.