Jamie Dixon clearly has not taken well to people doubting the direction of the Pitt program. Using the services of an extra recruiter, and an excellent one at that in Barry Rohrssen, as well as the buzz of being in the ACC, Dixon has recruited like he's never done before. For evidence just look at who the Pitt staff is entertaining this weekend.
Maverick Rowan, Lincoln Park HS (Midland, PA)- The Class of 2016 SG has already committed to the Panthers and the 6'6" sharpshooter is doing his best to recruit other great players with him. Considered a possible top 50 prospect in the class, at least, the 6'6" Rowan repeated 8th Grade twice (for non-academic reasons) so he could possibly reclassify and get to Pitt for the 2015 class.
Sheldon Jeter, Vanderbilt transfer- This one I'm sure Pitt fans are familiar with. The former Beaver Falls star was interested in Pitt before committing to Vanderbilt but the Panthers didn't see a spot for him at the time, especially in the rugged Big East conference. But now that they've moved to the more athletic and less physically brutal ACC, the 6'8" small forward may be a better fit. He was inexplicably denied a transfer to Pitt a few months ago so he is spending time in Florida learning to be a better player with former Robert Morris head coach Matt Furjanic. He would have three years of eligibility remaining and would be in the 2015 class.
Josh Martin, Bothell HS (Bothell, WA)- The 6'7" 220 power forward must be a pretty good fit for Pitt if Dixon is willing to go all the way out to Washington to get him. Martin is just that thanks to his great build and explosive athleticism. Throw in the fact that he has range out to the three point arc and is an excellent passer and he has everything Pitt loves in a power forward. A 2014 prospect.
Cheick Diallo, Our Savior New American School (Centereach, NY)- A top 10 prospect in the 2015 class, the 6'9" power forward has offers from the likes of UConn, Syracuse, Louisville, and Kansas but just getting a player of his immense talent to even visit is a big step up for the Pitt program.
Kassoum Yakwe, Our Savior New American School (Centereach, NY)- A classmate of Diallo and a top 25 prospect in the 2016 class, the 6'7" small forward is a fantastic player with offers already from the likes of Pitt, Syracuse, and St. John's. Like Diallo and the next player on the list, just getting players like this on campus is a step in the right direction.
Caleb Swanigan, Homestead HS (Fort Wayne, IN)- This time Dixon is trying to reach into Big 10 territory for this top 20 prospect in the 2016 class. And he's a big one at that at 6'8" and 275 pounds. Pitt has already offered as have schools like Michigan State, Illinois, and Georgetown. He's also a big time offensive tackle prospect in football but he has quit the sport to concentrate on basketball.