November 18, 2012

Keeping ‘Em Home

Filed under: Football,Recruiting — Chas @ 7:41 pm

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.

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.

Maryland made a huge mistake for money. The Big 10 has always been the Big 2 and the little 8, even mighty PSU could not make a dent. Maryland is all about Lacrosse, where does that fit in.

They just gave up their southern roots and have to travel to the midwest. All because of the UnderArmour Guy and Fox sports.

They won’t be competitive in Football and they just left the premier Basketball conference and have to travel to Northwestern and Iowa and Nebraska in the middle of winter, now there is something to sell those recruits.

I agree with AP, Pitt has not been relevant in football in years, we will be fine in the ACC.

Look at WVU getting crushed, Maryland will experience the same. The ACC will be fine.

Comment by gc 11.20.12 @ 8:08 am

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