National Signing Day 2014: Pitt Football Has Eyes Set On Future

Dec 26, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers head coach Paul Chryst celebrates after the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against the Bowling Green Falcons at Ford Field. Pittsburgh won 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Today is the biggest holiday of the year for college football fans: National Signing Day 2014.

As it pertains to the Pitt Panthers and Paul Chryst, it is just another opportunity to add more talent to what has been a couple of decent recruiting classes to date.

While the 2014 class isn’t great, it is not bad. ESPN ranks it as the ninth-best class in the ACC, which is a bit disappointing, and the Panthers have landed only a pair of ESPN’s top 300 recruits, but there should be more than a handful of guys in here that can contribute immediately.

In case you have forgotten, here’s a look at the 23 verbal commitments Pitt received:

Name

Position

Patrick Amara

ATH

Adam Bertke

QB

Rori Blair

DE

Alex Bookser

OL

Dennis Briggs

RB

JaQuan Davidson

ATH

Jamal Davis

LB

Connor Dintino

OL

James Folston, Jr.

LB

Wade Freebeck

QB

Michael Grimm

OL

Connor Hayes

OL

Mike Herndon

OL

Chris James

RB

Adonis Jennings

WR

Avonte Maddox

DB

Phillipie Motley

DB

Brian O’Neill

TE

Qadree Ollison

RB

Shane Roy

DE

Hez Trahan

DE

Jalen Williams

DB

Quintin Wirginis

LB

Elijah Zeise

WR

One thing to note is that Freebeck just de-committed which is a big deal and a story I will have within the hour.

I will track Pitt’s commitments throughout the day, so check back often to City of Champions for all of your National Signing Day coverage.

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