Daniel Skillings, a shooting guard out of Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, announced his top 10 this week, and Pitt was among the schools that made the cut. The other nine finalists included Cincinnati, Georgia, Miami, Minnesota, NC State, Rhode Island, St. John’s, Temple and Virginia Tech.
Skillings’ list was derived from an offer sheet with 25 teams represented. Some of his cuts included hometown options Drexel and La Salle, in-state schools Penn State and Robert Morris, and Iona, Providence, VCU and Xavier.
The 6’6”, 185-pound shooting guard is considered a four-star recruit by Rivals, while 247Sports views him as a high-three-star prospect. Rivals ranks him as the No. 106 recruit in the 2022 class and the No. 22 shooting guard. However, 247Sports places Skillings at No. 147 in the nation and No. 21 among players at his position.
Skillings came to Roman Catholic High School — the alma mater of former Pitt star Brad Wanamaker — after playing at St. Joseph Academy in Hammonton, New Jersey. During the 2019-20 season, which was his last season in Hammonton, Skillings averaged 18.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game over 25 games for a team that went 22-6. He also made 51 percent of his field goals and 32 percent of his three-point shot attempts.
Since arriving in Philadelphia, Skillings has improved on his performance in Hammonton, as he averaged 19.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game in his first season at Roman Catholic. In addition, he has earned a reputation as a solid shooter with the ability to attack the rim.
As for Pitt’s standing in Skillings’ recruitment, the program was the last to extend an offer to the rising star out of Philadelphia but seems to have succeeded in piquing his interest where others have failed. Notably, Penn State and Xavier also offered in August but did not make the recruit’s top 10. And Cincinnati, which offered in July, received an official visit from Skillings over the weekend.