Sunday, June 28, 2009

A couple more commits, a few more to come

Well this last week was certainly a good one for the Pitt Panthers. We saw Adam Gunn have the charges filed against him drop and we picked up a couple of recruits.

The Bishop McDevitt pipeline continues to flow as Pitt added Salath Williams. Williams is a tall lanky guy who goes at 6'4, 180 pounds. Pitt has had some luck adding tall Wr's the last few years and in the time to come, this will pose some extreme match up problems for people as we could have as many as 4 Wr's on the field who are all 6'3 and taller (as long as Baldwin sticks around). Don't expect Williams to make an impact right away as Wr is a tough position to make an immediate impact on. He will have to add some weight as right now he's not as muscular as we'd like him to be. With a redshirt season and some time in the weight room, he may add the physical presence that he will need to succeed in college and beyond.

The second commitment was K'Waun Williams. This was a Hafley get as K'Waun is a Jersey guy. Right now he plays both WR and DB. The staff projects that he will end up playing CB at Pitt. Expect him to fit the mold of a Jovanni Chappel type. He's an extremely athletic smaller guy who can make plays based purely on athleticism. Hopefully he can add to the special teams the way Jovanni has during his time at Pitt. Every little extra piece he adds will only make Pitt stronger.

Salath had some decent offers, but nothing too exciting. Pitt was probably either the best or 2nd best school to offer him. K'Waun on the other hand, only had Pitt as a bigger school to offer. That's not saying that he won't get anything later, but right now Pitt was the only BCS school to offer at the moment.

With players having the chance to see Pitt, we will probably get a couple more commits in the near future.

Right now it looks like a Kevin Weatherspoon (Rb, Clairton) commitment could come at any minute as he has had a great time here and Pitt is his leader.

After Weatherspoon, the next likely guy to announce for Pitt would be TJ Peeler. He would be a nice guy to get because Bossard is his main recruiter and as many of the readers here know, Jones, myself, and many other Panther fans have given him some grief about his inability to close a guy.

We will keep you posted as soon as we get word of breaking developments.

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