Just some updates from this morning since it has been busy.
1. The Panthers got a commitment from 6'1" 230 pound Gateway star Jaymar Parrish. He's not the big name that Panthers fans are dying to see but he's a good prospect. Pitt was his only major offer but that's mostly because Parrish is a bit of a tweener. Not many programs are looking for fullbacks anymore and he's too short to be a tight end. But make no mistake about it, he's a solid prospect.
2. Big East commissioner John Marinatto has stepped down. This is clearly one of these things where he jumped because he was getting pushed, but at least he's gone. No matter what, the Big East won't be Pitt's problem soon enough.
3. Last but not least, Rutgers and Arizona transfer Tom Savage has hinted that he may be transferring to Pitt. A one time elite recruit out of Cardinal O'Hara HS in suburban Philly, the 6'5" 240 pounder had a big freshman season before his losing his job as a sophomore. He then transferred to Arizona and sat out last year. However, before being eligible to play a game Savage left Arizona after the season. Citing family matters, he tried to be eligible immediately and transfer back to Rutgers, but the NCAA denied him. For that reason, it looks like Savage will have just one year of eligibility remaining and that won't be until 2013. In that case, it just may be better to start Chad Voytik in his second season rather than Savage in his first- and last- season, but since there's no guarantee that Voytik will be good enough, i guess Savage would be an excellent fallback option.