Pitt Football Loses Recruit

By Mike Vukovcan

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — This is something we might be hearing a lot of over the next month or so. The Pitt football program has lost a player that had previously committed to play for them.

Dallastown HS linebacker Ben Kline has changed his mind and will now play next season for Joe Paterno and Penn State instead of the Pitt Panthers. Kline was rated as one of the top 15 recruits in the state of Pennsylvania.

This doesn’t come as a surprise, but Kline says he changed his mind because of the dismissal of Dave Wannstedt.

Kline, 6-3, 225 pounds, was the player of the year in his conference, finishing with 152 tackles and 3 interceptions.

Yesterday, Clairton quarterback/defensive end Desimon Green, who previously committed to Pitt, said that he’s opened up his recruitment. Look for him to now attend Texas Tech.

  • Dan The Etna Pitt Fan

    I am sorry to see Dave W go like this… and the loss of recruits will be part of the process… I hope Steve P has a plan. I thought bringing him back was a great idea but watching that press conference yesterday sure makes me wonder.

  • Mon River Towing

    It’s not a shocker to see a couple of teenagers change their minds. The new coach might talk them back into a commitment or the new coach might steal some recruits from someone else. Im not losing any sleep over it.

  • Shaler

    These kids should be happy he is gone. Unless they like losing 2 straight to teams like Uconn. Go get the Boise coach. Tell him the Big East is the easiest ticket to the National Championship. SOLD!

  • ps hater

    he might want to stay when we get ps real coach bradley

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