In recent years, we've seen Pitt's prime targets come in after the season. Some of the big ones in recent years have either been early December or January.
Paul Chryst is approaching it a little bit differently, as he gets set to bring in Robert Foster, Dorian Johnson and Tyler Boyd.
Foster, Scout's No. 5 receiver in the 2013 class, has already visited Alabama. He also plans on taking an official to Ohio State. Even more impressive in getting Foster on campus this weekend, the fact that Foster hopes to lead his team back to Heinz Field for the WPIAL Class AAA Championship next week. His Central Valley Warriors take on West Mifflin tonight.
Dorian Johnson, Scout's No. 14 offensive tackle in the country, and four-star prospect, committed to Penn State back in the spring, then later de-committed right before the start of his season. He too is looking to take an official visit to Ohio State. The fact that both he and Foster will be on campus this weekend is significant in the fact that Chryst and company get the first crack at both prospects, before going to Columbus. Both players will also be playing in the Under Armour All-American game in Orlando in January.
Foster has scored 21 total touchdowns in 11 games this season.
Boyd, Scout's No. 13 safety and four-star prospect, is in the midst of an impressive winning streak at Clairton. In helping his team to a 12-0 records this season, he has rushed for 1,723 yards with 38 total touchdowns and a grand total of 240 points scored. A win over Neshannock on Friday would not only send Clairton to Heinz Field for another shot at a Class A WPIAL title. I would also give the Bears their 59th consecutive victory, which would be a new state record.