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Pitt Has Its Fifth Four-Star Commit In Kyshoen Jarrett

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CB Kyshoen Jarrett committed to Pitt on Wednesday, choosing the Panthers over Penn State, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, Stanford, Michigan, Michigan State, and many other schools. Jarrett is a four-star recruit as rated by both Rivals and Scout. Scout also rates him as the third best overall player in Pennsylvania.

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Jarrett said Pitt was first in line for his services:

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"Pitt was the first to contact me and the first to offer me, but they never rushed me," Jarrett said. "Even when they had 13 scholarships taken and onlyone or two more, they just said make the best choice for you. Things opened up, I prayed on it, and this is my decision."

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Jarrett plays both RB and CB, but the Panthers will likely use him at CB. Some, including myself, criticized Dave Wannstedt for putting Todd Thomas at WR instead of in the secondary where he could have helped out.  But with Jarrett and fellow four-star safety Terrell Chestnut, Wannstedt seems to have the secondary in good shape.

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The 2011 class is shaping up to be a good one, but this type of success (at least in terms of recruiting rankings) isn't unprecedented.  Many fans are quick to forget about Pitt's 2008 class, which may still wind up being Wannstedt's best to date. It included (4) four-star recruits and (3) five-star recruits. Wannstedt has yet to secure a five-star recruit in the class of 2011. The 2008 class also included this year's QB, Tino Sunseri, and several other three-star recruits that will start for Pitt this season including Jarred Holley, Mike Cruz, and WR Mike Shanahan.

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Still, the class is not finished and there is plenty of time to land a five-star recruit or two - something he's done every season at Pitt except for 2009. No one can argue that Wannstedt has done an incredible job in putting together a potential top ten class.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.