A Look At Pitt's Recruiting Class

Paul SieversAnalyst IJuly 23, 2009

EL PASO, TX - DECEMBER 31:  Head coach Dave Wannstedt of the Pittsburgh Panthers during the Brut Sun Bowl on December 31, 2008 at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

I promise, I'm not that guy who does nothing but hype recruits that I've never seen play. It just so happens that its July and there's only so much I can write about until football camp opens.

Recently Joe Starkey from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (from here on out the church will only recognize this paper as "the Trib") wrote a piece on Wannstedt's recruiting.  He quoted Wannstedt as stating:

"This will be the best recruiting class we've had, I believe, since I've been
here...It is the most talented class, the best group overall."

I would love to believe it. Who knows, three years from now it may be the case. From the outside looking in however, it appears as if Wanny is the guy telling us to remain calm in the middle of a riot.

Right now Pitt has four commitments from Western Pennsylvania kids (the same number as Penn State). That isn't too alarming since lets face it, Penn State packs 100,000 fans in the stands each home game and is coming off of a Rose Bowl appearance. It has been a long long time since Pitt has been able to consistently out-recruit Penn State.

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