Pitt gets Dorian Johnson

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Pitt’s head coach Paul Chryst, has landed his biggest commitment since he started at Pittsburg.

Dorian Johnson, ranked No. 2 OT in the Class of 2013, committed to Pitt while on his official visit this weekend.

Johnson originally committed to Penn State before the NCAA sanctions, visited Pitt with other top prospects Tyler Boyd and Robert Foster.

It was believed that Pitt was Johnson’s favorite school since decommitting from Penn State in August. The 6’6, 285 lbs player also had Ohio State and Virignia Tech on his list, but Virginia Tech was believed to be the least favorite.

The Belle Vernon high school star has an official visit to Ohio State planned for December 7 and is expected to visit unofficially November 24 for the Michigan game. It is not clear if those visits will still take place.

“Have not had an opportunity to speak with Johnson at length,” says Aaron Krepps, Belle Vernon high school coach.

I liked Johnson’s decision to commit to Pitt. Pitt has a great program and a great head coach. Their All-time record is 677-490-42 and they have claimed nine national titles. Paul Chryst is doing a great job at Pitt, obtaining a 4-6 record with the team. He has experience coaching with other great schools like Wisconsin and Oregon and I believe Johnson will thrive in his system.

Johnson may be the star Pitt needs to compete in the Big East. I believe for Pitt to compete they’re going to need more talent. Pitt hasn’t had a First team All-American since Jabaal Sheard in 2010. Hopefully, with Johnson committing more talent will follow.


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