Thursday, January 2, 2014

Jamie Dixon lands Top 16 SG for 2016

Jamie Dixon's hot hand continues as he landed one of the top 15 prospects in the 2006 class, 6'5" Mustapha Heron will play at Sacred Heart HS in Waterbury, CT this year. Heron can play PG, SG, or SF.  As for his game despite his young age he has no big weaknesses. He's already built like a college senior, he can shoot, play excellent defense, and has a high IQ.

I know that Pitt fans get skeptical with such early commits because of Terrelle Pryor, but that was a completely different situation. Pryor developed into an even better football player after committing ti the Panthers in basketball so it was not out of the blue that he would choose football instead.  Heron's father is close with Barry Rohrssen, and like the case with Maverick Rowan, I see no reason why they would change their mind.

I stated for months that Dixon and his staff have really got aggressive in the recruitment of big time prospects and now you are seeing the result.  A future perimeter of Heron, Rowan, Josh Newkirk, and Damon Wilson is a group that even Duke would love.  And Detrick Mostella may be in that group, too.  Pretty amazing for a coach that many left for dead last year.

18 comments:

  1. You have to give a lot of credit to Rohrson. C'mon man.
    Rohrson is Dixon right hand man, something that has been lacking. Also, he is recruiter extraordinaire.
    Glad to see Dixon made the change.
    Lets see if Chryst can do the same with the assistants on the defensive side of the ball.

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  2. It's very easy to get exited about the future of pitt hoops. Obviously the move to the acc, rohrssen, and probably even steven adams getting drafted high seem to be really paying dividends. too bad it will be 2 seasons until we see heron play here

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  3. Can Rohrson pull a modern day Bo Jackson and be the DC for the football team while still holding down his responsibilities for the hoop squad?

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  4. Slice's return is already paying dividends. I like it. Need high-end talent to go far in the tourney.

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  5. What a coup this is. A top-10 2g coming to Pitt. This could be HUGE.

    JO Stright is not Heron's AAU coach - no chance he will bail on Pitt. lol.

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  6. Yeah, they don't even need him to actually coach, just recruit. Make him assistant film editor and send him to New Jersey.

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  7. I hate to bring up football after such a great get for the basketball program, but this type of recruiter (Slice) is exactly what the football team needs. I though Engram would be our go-to recruiter after he got Boyd, but that hasn't exactly turned out. The last recruiting ace the football program had was Hafley and he just so happens to be recently unemployed.

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    1. I don't think Chryst is using Engram to full potential for recruiting. Seems Engram is only involved if WR recruiting.
      It appears recruiting is by position coach for the most part and not set up by territory.

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    2. Here is a question.
      If Al Golden gets HC at PSU, will he try to get Engram??
      I know if I were Golden I'd make a play for Engram.

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  8. So, what is latest the story with Mostella? Safe to say that he's probably not coming this semester but does that mean he won't be coming to Pitt, period? Or is he at least definite to come in the fall?

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  9. A lot has been said here about Pitt football prospect Jamil Kamara.

    Another Receiver from New Jersey is going to announce his choice Sunday at the Semper Fi All-American Bowl on Fox Sports.

    According to Jerry DiPaola of the Trib Review, Adonis Jennings of Timber Creek High is giving serious consideration to Pitt due in large part to the rapport that's been established between he and Bobby Engram.

    “He (Jennings) loves coach Engram,” Timber Creek Coach Rob Hinson said.

    As to how they compare, Adonis is 6-3, more athletic and faster than Kamara. In my book, that makes him a BETTER prospect... and a BIGGER GET.

    Keeping fingers crossed.

    PittofDreams

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    1. I think it's Iowa just by the way he talked...hope I'm dead wrong.

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  10. In watching some of the games this year JD doesn't seem to be getting so crazy hysterical at his teams miscues. I think JD has made a lot of changes over last year and that is to the recruiting, style of play and how he handles himself with the team. We will see if he is calm during ACC play but so far I like I what I see.

    dUbb

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  11. Pitt will need a good 2015 and 16 recruiting class after a terrible 2014 recruiting class and what appears to be a team this year that looks identical to 2011-2012 team. Small with scoring issues.

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  12. Thank god for Jamie and Pitt hoops. Gives you something to feel good about rather than mediocre football results.

    And I hope blockhead Chryst takes notice of what Jamie bringing Rohrson back has done from a recruiting perspective. If Chryst can get rid of all the dead wood on the defensive side, which would be all the defensive coaches, and bring in good coaches who could recruit, well then we may have something

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  13. How many years did it take for Jamie to realize he had a recruiting problem?

    PittofDreams

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