The hits keep on comin' - Pitt football coach Todd Graham picked up two more verbal commitments this weekend to bring the 2011 class to 14.
Cornerback Lloyd Carrington appears to be one of Graham's better pickups. He is a three-star as rated by Rivals and a two-star as rated by Scout. Carrington reportedly had offers from more than a dozen other schools including Oklahoma State (depending on which site you listen to), Utah, and Minnesota.
Steve Williams was a running back in high school, but projects as a safety despite putting up pretty good numbers (1,691 yards and 22 touchdowns). He is unranked by both Scout and Rivals.
I expect to hear more verbals over the next few days and with signing day coming up next week, time is running out.
Graham has gotten quite a few kids from Texas and the midwest this year. That's not a big surprise to me since recruits will generally follow a coach if he leaves for another school. But it will be interesting to see what kind of pipeline to the midwest, if any, can continue in the seasons beyond this one. This year could simply be an aberration as Graham was recruiting many of those kids while at Tulsa. If he can continue to bring in talent from that area while also recruiting PA/OH/MD, that would be a big boost for Pitt.