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2022 guard Judah Mintz’s commitment last Friday seems to be just the start of an exciting few months of recruiting for Jeff Capel and his staff. The Panther program will host several more big-name recruits.

Top-recruit Judah Mintz kicks off start to Pitt Basketball’s 2022 recruiting class

By Frankie Richetti, For The Pitt News June 23, 2021
Pitt secured its first commitment from the 2022 class in four-star guard Judah Mintz on Friday. Mintz chose the Panthers over Georgetown and Penn State, among others.
Of the 21 commits, nine chose to enroll early at Pitt and are already here on campus, taking classes and working out with the football team.

Pitt football hoping offensive line gets boost on Signing Day

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer February 1, 2021
Pitt football hopes to secure the final two pieces of its 2021 recruiting class on Wednesday’s National Signing Day.
Wide receiver Myles Alston is the newest addition to Pitt’s 2021 recruiting class.

Myles Alston looks to bring versatility for Pitt receiving corps

By Camryn Simons, Staff Writer September 16, 2020
Ocean Lakes wide receiver Myles Alston became the newest addition to Pitt’s 2021 recruiting class when he tweeted his commitment in April.
Panthers head coach Jeff Capel extended four offers to 2022 prospects on Monday

Men’s basketball offers four prospects on first day of 2022 contact

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor June 16, 2020
Pitt men’s basketball currently boasts the second-best 2022 recruiting class in the country, trailing only Atlantic Coast Conference rival Syracuse. The one caveat: there are only four total commitments in the class spread across four teams. But that will change quickly, as restrictions on contact with players expired at midnight on Monday.
Pitt football powers through pandemic recruiting

Pitt football powers through pandemic recruiting

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer May 13, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of employed Americans to adapt to work from home, and the realm of college sports is no different. Coaches face numerous unfamiliar tasks, which include keeping in touch with athletes, solving scheduling challenges and — above all else — virtual recruiting.
The NCAA Board of Governors announced support in late April for rule changes to allow student-athletes to receive compensation for third-party endorsements.

NCAA takes first steps toward athlete compensation

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor May 12, 2020
Two weeks ago, the NCAA Board of Governors announced a surprising reversal in policy. At a  late April meeting, the board supported rule changes to allow student-athletes to receive compensation for third-party endorsements related to their status as college athletes.
Gallagher caught 25 passes for 491 yards and rushed 36 times for 392 yards as a freshman at Laurel Highlands.

Rodney Gallagher receives Pitt football offer

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor April 17, 2020
Laurel Highlands freshman Rodney Gallagher, who received a basketball offer from Capel on March 7, announced Thursday that he also received an offer from Pitt football.
Rice transfer and Pitt target Trey Murphy III announced his commitment to Virginia Monday with a video on Twitter.

Pitt target Murphy III chooses Virginia

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor April 13, 2020
With sophomore Rice transfer Trey Murphy III — who had previously put Pitt in his top four finalists — committing to Virginia on Monday, the Panthers are starting to run out of options.
Michael chooses Elon, Pitt eyeing Murphy III

Michael chooses Elon, Pitt eyeing Murphy III

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor April 7, 2020
After striking out on several top prospects in recent weeks, Pitt basketball is looking for Rice transfer Trey Murphy III or 2020 recruit William Jeffress to fill its last two scholarships.
John Hugley (left) and Jalen Hood-Schifino (right) both hold four-star rankings and are currently committed to Pitt basketball's class of 2020 and class of 2022, respectively.

Pitt’s future is bright with Hugley, Hood-Schifino

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor March 26, 2020
Pitt hasn't had a winning season in the post-Jamie Dixon era — but with a pair of outstanding prospects set to join the team over the next few years, fans can expect the Panthers to return to their winning ways.
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