Brian O'Neill commits to Pitt

Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports

Don't go to sleep. That's pretty much the way it is these days if you want to keep up with the recruiting stuff.

I took a nap for a few hours today on a lazy kind of Saturday and woke up to find that Pitt added yet another football recruit for 2014 - tight end/defensive end Brian O'Neill out of Delaware (Salesianum High School).

O'Neill is another lower-ranked recruit for the Panthers. He is called the fifth best recruit out of Delaware by Rivals, but is only a two-star. Scout doesn't rate him at all. According to Rivals, his offers were from Pitt, ODU, Coastal Carolina, Tulane, William & Mary, Youngstown State, and Colgate.

Pitt's recruits have come from all over - as Scout points out, the 12 commits so far have come from seven states.

At some point (and this isn't meant directly because of O'Neill) Pitt may have to pump the breaks slightly on some of the lesser ranked guys. Rankings and even offers (which I hold in greater regard) aren't everything and if a coach is impressed with a player, he should offer him. But Pitt has a pretty large abundance of two-star/no-star guys that they've taken in and with six months to go in the recruiting season, you've got to make sure you have enough offers for priority players. But Chryst knows this obviously, so I'm not concerned.

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