A trio of top WPIAL football players visited Pitt this weekend, and there was at least one photo on Twitter of the three players wearing Pitt jerseys inside the Panthers locker room.
One of the three decided he would like to wear Pitt's jersey for real next year.
Dorian Johnson, a highly-touted senior offensive tackle from Belle Vernon High School, made a verbal commitment Sunday to Pitt. The other two top uncommitted players from the WPIAL who also visited Pitt this weekend were Clairton receiver Tyler Boyd and Central Valley receiver Robert Foster.
Johnson is a big catch for coach Paul Chryst, and not just because he is 6 feet 6, 285 pounds. Johnson is ranked the No. 19 offensive lineman in the country by Rivals.com and Pitt beat out Ohio State and Virginia Tech to get him.
Johnson originally committed to Penn State this summer, but backed out of his commitment after Penn State was hit with NCAA sanctions.
"Pitt has always been a school that he's been very high on," Belle Vernon coach Aaron Krepps said. "I know it's a place he has liked for some time."
"He has the athletic ability and the strength. He has a heck of a punch, great feet and great hands. His potential is through the roof. I know with the type of work ethic he possesses, he's going to do everything he needs to do in order to have the opportunity to play early in his career [at Pitt]."