Pitt Loses Blue Chip WR Recruit

By: Mike Vukovcan

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The fallout from Pitt’s firing of Dave Wannstedt continued Wednesday night as they lost a blue-chip recruit.

Winslow Township, N.J. wide receiver Bill Belton has informed the Pitt coaching staff that he is backing out of his verbal commitment.

Belton is rated as the No. 13 wide receiver in the nation and considered one of Pitt’s most talented recruits. Landing Belton was a big get for Pitt because he held offers from schools such as Florida, Oregon, Miami, Fla. and Penn State.

Who is Belton considering now? According to Scout.com, Belton is looking at Penn State, Cincinnati and West Virginia.

Prior to Wannstedt’s dismissal, Pitt had one of the Top 15 recruiting classes in the country. That ranking will surely drop as many of Pitt’s verbal commitments will likely follow Belton’s example.

  • Jack

    Seeing what Pitt ended up with, they should have just kept Wannstedt. Idiots are calling the shots.

  • class of 1980

    Pederson has to be held accountable (like he was at Nebraska) if this doesn’t work out!

  • D a N

    I belileve he hears thous numbskulls on the radio – preaching —get rid of the Wannst he hasn’t won enough….

  • Nell

    Blue chip? Belton is very good no doubt, but blue chip is like the top 25 recruits in the nation. I hope he goes to WVU

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