Plans change. Things go awry, but a handful of the players who have already verbaled to Pitt are making plans to enroll early.
DT Tyrique Jarrett, TE Scott Orndoff, DE Shakir Soto, RB Corey Clement and now QB Tra’von Chapman have all indicated that they will be enrolled and taking classes at Pitt come January 2013.
Jarrett was actually a 2012 signee, but grades have him doing prep school — and apparently doing well.
The other four are presently the top ranked players in Chryst’s first recruiting class.
Orndoff, Clement, Jarrett and Soto all have excellent chances of seeing early playing time as freshmen. Jarrett and Soto because the D-line will be a bit thin. Orndoff and Clement because Chryst favors using multiple players at both running back and tight end.
As for Chapman, it can’t hurt. The competition for starting the 2013 season will be fierce. Voytik, Savage and Myers all will be going hard. All three will have had six months to a year head start. Myers and Savage will be in their final chances, to give them a whiff of desperation. Voytik has been anticipated. Not sure how Chapman breaks through that, but if he does it means he really blew everyone else away. (Or if you’re a half-empty glass person, that the others weren’t that good.)