At least on paper, former Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt helped deliver one of Pitt’s best recruiting classes but with the sudden coaching change, Pitt projects to lose several of their top recruits if the university doesn’t hire an in-house candidate.
Offensive coordinator and interim coach Frank Cignetti is said to be a candidate for the job but top recruits are now in waiting mode as they see which assistant coaches if any will be returning.
Here’s a look at Pitt’s 2011 Recruiting Class.
Bill Belton, ATH POS Rank ATH #19HT 5’9″WT 191lbs.HS Winslow Township H.S. (NJ)
Jameel Poteat, RB POS Rank RB #23HT 5’10″WT 195lbs.HS Bishop McDevitt H.S. (PA)Verbal
Marquise Wright, DT HT 6’3″WT 260lbs.HS Paramus Catholic High (NJ)
Gary Nova, QB, POS RANK QB #19 HT 6’2″WT 210lbs.HS Don Bosco H.S. (NJ)
Quinton Alston, ILB, POS Rank ILB #14 HT 6’1″WT 220lbs.HS Timber Creek Regional H.S. (NJ)
Desimon Green, DE POS Rank DE #32 HT 6’3″WT 215lbs.HS Clairton H.S. (PA)
Sam Collura, TE POS Rank TE #23 HT 6’3″WT 265lbs. HS DeMatha Catholic H.S. (MD)
Terrell Chestnut, ATH POS Rank ATH #57 HT 5’10″WT 175lbs. HS Pottsgrove H.S. (PA)
Ben Kline, OLB POS Rank OLB #62HT 6’3″WT 214lbs. HS Dallastown H.S. (PA)
Kyshoen Jarrett, CB POS Rank CB #34 HT 5’11″WT 184lbs. HS East Stroudsburg H.S. South (PA)
Andre Givens, RB HT 5’9″WT 180lbs. HS Milford Academy (Ny)
Max Issaka, DE POS Rank DE #96 HT 6’2″WT 226lbs. HS Woodbridge H.S. (NJ)
Deonte Gibson, DE POS Rank DE #107 HT 6’3″WT 230lbs. HS Saint Edward H.S. (OH)
Artie Rowell, OG POS Rank OG #57 HT 6’2″WT 296lbs.HS Central Dauphin H.S. (PA)
Jeremiah Bryson, RB POS Rank RB #82 HT 5’8″WT 169lbs. HS Smyrna H.S. (TN)
Lafayette Pitts, RB POS Rank RB #88 HT 5’11″WT 178lbs. HS Woodland Hills H.S. (PA)
Khaynin Mosley-Smith, DT HT 6’1″WT 275lbs. HS Milford Academy (NY)
Justin Olack, WR POS Rank WR #148 HT 6’3″WT 190lbs.HS Washington H.S. (OH)
Position rankings courtesy of ESPN.com