Jamie Dixon is hoping to add Savon Goodman (Jamie Rhodes-US PRESSWIRE)
If this turns out to be true, it's hardly unexpected - but Pitt basketball recruiting target Savon Goodman could be reclassifying to 2013 according to a report.
Nation's Best Talent, a pretty well known recruiting blog, has word that Goodman will be heading to Brewster Academy for 2012 and coming out in the 2013 class. That's no guarantee, though, and his current coach had something different to say recently:
"The kid is looking to start school in June and be on campus somewhere working towards a degree so this process is going to move very quickly," Moore told SNY.tv Thursday.
I haven't been following the Goodman madness all that much to be honest. Readers of the blog know that I rarely comment on uncommitted players coming to Pitt unless they're a major (i.e. Steven Adams type) talent.
Goodman's case is a bit different, though.He isn't in that upper echelon of recruits, but he is still a good one. He's an ESPNU Top 100 player and a four-star recruit according to Rivals.
If he indeed picks Pitt, the reclassification would be a good thing. Jamie Dixon was clearly on the trail of Goodman and him coming to Pitt in 2012 would have meant another player would have been forced out. I, for one, am not a fan of that happening.
I'm all for Pitt bringing in talent and while I realize a scholarship is technically a year-to-year thing, I think it's a bit hypocritical to turn the other way when a kid is quietly nudged out at the same time that we're criticizing players such as Khem Birch for transferring out of the program. To me, the scholarship should be a four-year deal. If you make a commitment to a kid, keep it.
Pitt not only has nudged kids out the door before, but has made such moves fairly routine.