Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Panthers land corner Ryan Lewis

Pitt didn't recruit him until recently but it was long enough to land corner Ryan Lewis of Eastlake HS in Sammanish, WA.  Lewis is going to be a Panther, just like his uncle Tim Lewis, a former No. 1 pick in the NFL.  His father Will Lewis also played in the NFL for a short time and is now the Vice President of Pro Personnel for the Seattle Seahawks.

Lewis, 6'0" and 185 pounds, is a bit of sleeper but he has excellent speed.  He also had offers from Utah and Colorado.

22 comments:

  1. We'll find out today about Holtz, lets hope it is good news. Hopefully Terrell Jackson will follow suit.

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  2. Are you sure?

    The way things are going Lewis might switch to Ball State over the weekend!

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  3. This cannot be credited to Chryst - Lewis was a legacy.

    Nothing to see here....ha.

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  4. Lewis didnt pick Pitt over a MAC school..He picked Pitt over Utah and Colorado...So what if Uncle Tim went to Pitt - they got a kid who was being recruited by PAC 12 schools...Give the MAC sarcasm a break.

    Im glad I was never judged within first two weeks of a new job if I was going to succeed/fail...

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  5. Mr. Louise, lighten up, who can take Pitt football seriously?

    Nationally our program is a running joke due to the number of head coaches we have had in the short time span, hey maybe one day it will be a trivial pursuit question!

    It was just tongue and cheek because Pitt lost two recruits to MAC schools1

    Maybe Lewis will change his mind and go to Ohio U ???

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    1. Who can take Pitt football seriously? Me for one.

      How 'bout coming out from hiding behind the 'Anonymous' tag? Unless of course that's the name your parents gave you.

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    2. "It was just tongue and cheek because Pitt lost two recruits to MAC schools..."

      Lost?... You need to do your homework.

      Those two received honest feedback from Chryst about where they fit in with the Pitt program. Its more accurate to say they were gently dissuaded from taking a scholarship that would have otherwise been honored.

      Take all the pokes you want at Pitt FB, but at least come up with legitimate points.

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  6. Progress, at last! And with it, a glimmer of hope. I'll take it.

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  7. Pitt lost recruits to MAC schools because Chryst did not want those recruits. Different coaching staffs want different types of players and look for different attributes. Great pick up on Lewis.

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  8. I take Pitt football seriously, but, no, I wasn't responding to an 'anonymous' post. I was replying to the fact that Dokish - who, lets be honest, is the best Pitt-Media guy (even when he's wrong) - is seemingly giving much publicity to the 2-3 guys we've 'lost', while at the same time not giving the same attention to the guys we've 'won'. I was being tongue-in-cheek in saying that Chryst should not get any credit because of Lewis being a legacy....

    I'm not sure how good of a recruiter Chryst/this staff will be, but I am pretty sure that nothing so far should influence that determination one way or the other. Others I respect, including Dokish, seem to disagree. That's fine - just looking for consistency.

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  9. How much attention do you want me to give him? I'm supposed to do cartwheels because they got a commitment from a decent corner prospect? Look at my other posts and you will see very short entries for losing or not getting other commitments, too. I'd call that consistency.

    I wrote one thing about how the new staff has started slowly and unorganized and that's a fact. I also said they could end well this year and have an excellent class next year. I don't know why people need to get so excited because my opinion doesn't match their opinion. Just accept that not everybody has your opinion. I don't tell anybody how to feel about any recruits. Think what you want. I only tell my opinion and people can agree or disagree. I just don't see why people get so fired up over one person's opinion.

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    1. Here's one guy who thinks you are doing just fine, Chris.

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  10. If it makes people feel better I really like JP Holtz and I'm guessing he will be a Panther later today. I put him on the second level of recruits with Bisnowaty and D.Davis. That would make five really good prospects to add to the program. I don't really see anybody else they can get that would join those top five, but I like those five.

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  11. Not sure if true but thought i read where Jones was not going to qualify academically. Not sure as he would have the same problems anywhere he goes unless he didn't qualify at Pitt which is possible.

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  12. Jones had work to do but he thinks he'll qualify. Apparently Chryst isn't like Wannstedt and puts kids in prep if they don't make it. But that's fine. Everybody has their own style.

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  13. just read that d rippy has pitt in his top 4.

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  14. Doke, I'm obviously fine with you having a different opinion than mine (did you miss the compliment I paid you?, in addition to reading your site in the first place), but I was speaking to consistency. For example, saying that Pitt 'lost' Brandyn Cook is like saying some dude lost some chick after breaking up with her. If Pitt wanted Cook, Doke, they would have Cook. Saying Pitt 'lost' JJ Denman, when they never had him (while two other schools did) and only got involved in the last couple of weeks (while other schools were pursuing him for at least a year) is not on par with 'winning' with a recruit who they just started recruiting two weeks ago. In other words, the situations are different and should be looked in that context.

    I know you'll say that 'losses are losses and wins are wins' but that really isn't true. For, if that was true, then I guess Pitt lost out on every kid that didn't commit to Pitt this year, regardless of how long they recruited him, or, taking your position to its logical conclusion, even if they recruited him at all.

    It's early into a coach's tenure. It's not fair, but more importantly not accurate, to judge him on recruiting at this point in time.

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    1. no it is fair to judge him. ever since he signed on the dotted line he opened himself up to being judged. every thing he and his staff does including recruiting is and will be judged whether he's been on the job an hour or a month. the new penn state coach isn't even at the school yet and is still recruiting and being judged. hell the staff here isn't even finalized yet for crying out loud. who is responsible for that... the coach. time on the job is not and should not be an excuse for anything related to the job. he knew what he was getting into when he signed up to be coach. i didn't want him as a coach out of the three candidates but he's the guy now. i am a Pitt fan through and through so i hope he succeeds and i'm willing to give him time to do that. he has done some good things so far and in other areas he is and has been lacking. i hope it all works out in the end and i'm proven wrong and he turns out to be the savior of the program that i love so much. but to say its not fair to judge him yet is silly. when anyone starts a job you are judged from the first minute you begin so why should it be different for him. there are other coaches that have done more in less or just the same amount of time than him so that excuse just doesn't fly. he and every other coach have high expectations from fans and university officials who hired them and the only way to know if they are doing a good job or not is to judge them on what they have done up to this point. it comes with the job fair or not.

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  15. Calm down grasshoppers. First off, Anonymous was the posters father, not his real name. Every time he posts, he pays tribute to his anonymous dad.

    As far as recruiting is concerned, we all should have learned that stars are just that, stars. Give me a team full of three stars that are coachable, smart football players, not primadonnas and it will work. Give me a bunch of two and three stars like that and add in some humble hardworking, coachable 4-5 stars and you really have something. Three years of recruiting will tell the story. Until that time passes, we will not know what type of recruiters or coaches this assembled staff becomes. So says me and my big dad, not anonymous one.

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  16. Rumor has it Alkwan Williams LB prospect from Johnstown will not qualify.

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