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The Mid-Week Panther Report: A Plea and a Commitment

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 2:  Quarterback Bill Stull #11 of the Pittsburgh Panthers celebrates with fans an upset win against the University of South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium on October 2, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Paul SieversAnalyst ISeptember 9, 2009

First, the story that just won't die gets new legs as Senior MLB Adam Gunn made a public plea for the Pitt fans to stop booing Bill Stull. This a few days after Jason Pinkston echoed similar sentiments in his post game interviews.

Can somebody please tell this team that all you need to do to quiet the boo birds is shut up and perform. My god, it's not rocket science. Just win and this will all go away. If Bill Stull really needs a hug that badly then maybe Tino should be the starter.

Also, the last time we saw Billy before Saturday was out in El Paso where he was doing his best Ryan Leaf impression. Hasn't it dawned on anyone that maybe he was owed a boo?

Anyway, moving on (thankfully).

Pitt got verbal commitment number 19 yesterday as Eric Williams, an athlete out of Philadelphia, committed to Pitt.

Eric Williams is a 6 foot 3 inch, 210-pound three star recruit who runs a sub 4.5 40. While rivals.com currently has him as a receiver, he could move to safety or potentially linebacker. Everything I have read about him reads almost exactly like Dom DeCicco's scouting report a few years ago. I think most Pitt fans would sign up for that out of Mr. Williams.

Pitt now has the 27th best recruiting class according to Rivals and the 17th best recruiting class, according to scout.com. Both services rank Pitt as the top Big East team. I would tend to lean more toward Rival's assessment as scout.com tends to overate the Northeast.

With top in-state prospects like Corey Brown and Cullen Christian still showing interest, the class of 2010 has the potential to have the same kind of ballyhooed class that Dave Wannstedt has been able to put together in past seasons.

Of course, college football is a game where the rich get richer and wins would certainly help persuade Brown and Christian. Just part of the reason this current group of Panthers needs to take care of business. Lets just hope they can shake off the boos.

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