Sunday, March 4, 2012

Anthony Standifer commits to Mississippi

Cornerback prospect Anthony Standifer of Crete Monee HS in Crete, IL, who Pitt was hoping to add to their 2012 class, has signed with Mississippi.

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  1. so much for that idea.

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  2. Who cares about this kid? We need to focus on the next recruiting class. BTW - I heard that the kid from Montclair NJ, who keeps getting mentioned, is over 270. Maybe he is reading the blogs and bulking up?

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  3. Mississippi over Pitt? Come on man. Pitt should annihilate programs like Mississippi in recruiting.

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  4. If we can't even beat out Ole Miss, then it's time to rethink the "We just offer..." concept.

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  5. Ole Miss had the following average star rankings on Scout the past few years: 2.83, 2.96, 3.24, 2.97, 2.68, 3.14, 3.20. Pitt's were better, but not a world apart: 3.11, 2.68, 3.21, 3.10, 3.37, 3.38. 3.32. Further, Standifer decommitted from Michigan and had an offer from Notre Dame. Is it time for these programs to re-think their recruiting strategies, as well?

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    1. Michigan and Notre Dame also don't have problems recruiting top talent. And in Notre Dame's case, they would have landed Standifer, but for an academic issue.

      Perception, unfortunately in many cases, is reality. The perception now is that Chryst is not an ace recruiter. Until he does something to break through this narrative, the naysayers will keep chirping.

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  6. Additionally, Pitt is loaded at DB with returning players and the transfers from...Michigan and ND. Maybe he looked at the depth chart and chose a different path.

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  7. Have you guys ever been to Ole Miss? How any straight male athlete ever turn that campus down, is beyond me. Oxford is on another level when it comes to eye candy. Ole Miss is SEC and I hate to break it to you, on par with Pitt from a football perspective.

    The Chicken Little mentality on display is painful.

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    1. I applied to their law school but my last name ended in a vowel and wasn't your typical jones, smith, Jackson or Lee. REJECTED :)

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  8. Chris,

    Any chance you can come up with a write up on all of the new Transfers Pitt has elgible this year. I think there should be about 5 of them: Banks, Ricketts, Christian, Vinopal, Felder

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  9. Everyone needs to remember that BigEast/ACC football is not the greatest. Maybe some of these kids want to play in an elite conference. Who is the kid from Montclair, NJ that was mentioned earlier?

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  10. Chris - Your thoughts on the pending Adam Brenneman to PSU announcement?

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    1. My thought is that of his four finalists, one was a school in the middle of the biggest sports scandal ever and one has a hated head coach who is running a horrible program, yet Pitt did not make the final list.

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    2. I get your point but the same can be said for 30+ schools including the best of the sec, b10, pac 12, and acc.

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    3. I think Dokish is a little upset PSU is still blowing Pitt away in recruiting, even after this scandal.

      O'Brien had nothing to do with the scandal, but keep telling yourself that it will hurt him. Kids realize that shit is in the past.

      Sour Grapes.

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    4. OMG look at this Nitter..."that shit is in the past" huh?

      Guess you haven't been following the news on what's going on with the Feds

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  11. He'll get eaten alive in the deep south. Florida, Georgia, Arkansas & Alabama will feast on this guy like turkey buzzards on road kill. Welcome to the SEC young man.

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  12. Chris, will you be attending and providing thoughts on any of the spring practices?

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  13. Pitt has some of the best athletic facilities in the country. This is a huge recruiting boon and I don't know why they can't pick up these big time recruits... oh wait.. The Yoga Instructor acting as the S&C coach. Great facilities that will never get used properly. Right.

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  14. I saw this coming for some time...
    Chryst and crew are clueless as to what it takes to wooo top notch recruits!!!

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  15. Pitt Grad had a good suggestion. Chris, would you profile the transfers, where they came from and what we could expect from them? Be interesting to know a little more about those kids.

    And to finish, it's amazing how many guys think Pitt is some elite destination for these recruits and can't believe how they would pick Pitt over (fill in the school). What have we done in 36 years on a national level. Ok, 30 years? Nothing. We can't even win the pathetic BE outright in the last 15 years. As much as I dream of Pitt being a destination school again, there's gotta be some results on the field to bring Pitt back to national relevance. This is a very myopic fanbase. PSU could have a pedophile brothel on campus and still out-recruit us. That's what you get for running a nationally relevant program for 40 years straight. We need to strike gold with a coaching hire soon. Let's hope PC is it!!!

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  16. The difference is that Pitt is in an urban environment where there are things to actually do. The recruiting budget is also a big driver, but Pitt's facilities and locale should be enough to compete for elite talent. The right coach can get talent. Paul Chryst is not the right coach to get the talent. His aw shucks good ole ethical boy act is simply not going to play well in Western Pa or most places outside the midwest. Let's hope he can coach very well because he's not going to get elite talent.

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    1. His mentality is exactly what western pa's is what are you talking about?

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  17. Pitt was never in on Breneman. He grew up a PSU fan so its cant be that much of a shock. They staff has to be focusing on Orndoff. If we lose him and Johnson(OL) then we can complain. If we land them 2 and either Boyd or Foster the class would be a huge success.

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