Jordan Whitehead to Pitt is a good thing - at least if you're a Panthers' fan. While we're dealing with 18-year old kids here and a fanbase largely consisting of adults, you'd think that the adults would be the bigger people when it comes to recruiting.
Yeah, not so much.
I've never been the type to fret over recruiting the way that many do. While I realize its importance, to me, it's almost like, you try to get the best players and win with the ones you have. No program is going to get every top player, but judging by reactions of some, you might think that's the expectation. As is the case when fans' favorite schools don't land a player they were targeting, there's a wide variety of emotions - mostly bad.
While Pitt Twitter was obviously excited, some fans of Penn State, West Virginia, and Ohio State weren't so much. It should be noted that many reasonable fans weren't nearly as hostile. But like Dean Ambrose, the lunatic fringe exists. With that, I give you some of the best (and by best, I mean worst) reactions from the Twittersphere following Whitehead's decision.
sooooo jordan whitehead is a moron? and blind? anybody that chooses to voluntarily go to pitt is a blind moron. no other explanation— Andy Altemus (@altemus13) October 3, 2014
Hey, #JordanWhitehead that was the worst decision you have ever made. Eat Shit Pitt.— Devin Hurley (@wvu_diehard66) October 3, 2014
Why would Jordan whitehead commit to Pitt? They are awful.... He will get to play in front of tens of people. What an idiot— Joshua Stanton Crist (@Jstan18) October 3, 2014
First class all the way.