Saturday, December 8, 2007

Backyard impact

Covered the Backyard Brawl last week and as I stood on the field at the end of the game, not only did I see the Mountaineer slump to the turf and bawl, an unopened, sealed bottle of Grey Goose vodka flew from the stands and landed at my feet.


And the cops told me to keep it.

The victory gave Pitt momentum heading into the offseason and head coach Dave Wannstedt commented afterward on how the victory should help recruiting.

The dividends were immediate as Pitt secured a commitment from Gateway speedster Cam Saddler, who could immediately help Pitt as a kick returned and a possible LaRod Stephens-Howling type of player. Saddler's commit also means Pitt has a better chance of landing Gateway stud Shayne Hale, one of the nation's most coveted recruits. The word is Pitt is also closer to landing Aliquippa receiver Jonathan Baldwin.


mike_kovak said...

Pitt received commitments from Aliquippa's Jonathan Baldwin and Norwin's Mike Shanahan Monday. Both are at least 6-5 and figure to play at wide receiver.

Pittsburgh Central Catholic quarterback Tino Sunseri, who withdrew a commitment to Louisville, also selected the Panthers Monday evening.

Baldwin chose Pitt over Miami (Fla) and Florida. Shanahan picked Pitt over West Virginia.

All three are nice gets for Pitt, who appear to be on a recruiting roll since beating WVU.

Anonymous said...

Those guys can recruit.