Pitt secured their 18th commitment to the 2013 recruiting class this week, after Reginald Green made the call to be a Panther. Green is rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals and a three-star by Scout and ESPN. He is listed at anywhere from a safety to an athlete, but as we found out last week, he will come to Pitt as a wide receiver. The ratings are not high, but he chose Pitt over Boston College, Rutgers, NC State, and Michigan State.
Green plays his high school football at Cranford High School in New Jersey. Cranford competes in Group III, which is the second highest classification in New Jersey and would register as a AAAA school here in Pennsylvania. His team is off to a big start with a 3-1 record and their sole loss came by only three points. Green is a big reason for the success. He serves as the team's quarterback and while he's not had great success as a passer, he is dangerous in the open field. Green is averaging 147 yards on the ground and has seven touchdowns on the season, including an 83-yard score.
Pitt needs more speed and better athletes with the move to the ACC. Green will help with that and he'll team up with Zach Challingsworth to form a nice pair of incoming receiver recruits. I believe Paul Chryst will look to add at least one more receiver in the 2013 class, and it just so happens a pretty good one has Pitt in his final three.