So… It looks like that whole clever plan to bring in the best remaining recruits to the WPIAL to Pitt on a weekend when they don’t actually have to see Pitt play football is paying off.
Just heard it from the man himself: Dorian Johnson has committed to #Pitt
— Chris Peak (@PantherLair) November 19, 2012
This was first leaked on twitter by several other 2013 commits to Pitt.
This was huge, surprising and welcome.
Huge, obviously because Dorian Johnson is one of the top-rated offensive linemen. Couple that with the fact that he plays a position of such serious need for Pitt.
Surprising because he has (had?) plans to go to Ohio State next weekend. He seemed the most likely to hold off until well after the season ended. Most people thought that among the big three recruits for the weekend — Johnson, Tyler Boyd and Robert Foster — Foster would be the first to commit. Come on Rushel Shell, you just got shown up, bring in Foster.
Welcome, because, let’s face it. The last few weeks have been painful for Pitt fans with the football team. Brutal losses. Frustration. Angst. This is a needed burst of optimism for the future.