Hafley Leaving Pitt, Heading To Rutgers

By: Mike Vukovcan

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pitt football team has lost one of its best young recruiters to one of their chief rivals.

KDKA-TV Sports has learned that Pitt secondary coach Jeff Hafley is leaving Pitt and heading to Rutgers.

Hafley was in his third season with the Panthers and developing into one of the best young recruiters in the country.

In the last couple of seasons, Pitt was starting to develop a strong presence in the state of New Jersey and that was because of Hafley. He was responsible for bringing players to Pitt like Ray Graham, Dion Lewis and T.J. Clemmings.

A number of the verbal commitments Pitt has received for this year’s class were from New Jersey and recruited from Hafley.

This is not a surprising move but it’s definitely a big blow to Pitt.


One Comment

  1. Mon River Towing says:

    and he’s taking his unsigned players with him. Hafley will be badly, badly, badly missed.

  2. SDM says:

    yeah, I just checked rivals and Belton & Poteat are off the 2011 commitments liist, bothe being 4-star recruits. I can’t thing of the other 4-stars who bailed but this is BRUTAL! Nice knowing you, Mr. Peterson!

  3. centerline says:

    Were the year-in-year-out inadequacies in Pitt’s secondary reflective of Hafley’s coaching or his inability to recruit skilled players for the very unit he coached?

  4. SMH says:

    Hafley’s recruiting was OVERATED and Pitt’s Secondary play was HORRIBLE

  5. Howie says:

    I don’t think Hafley was here long enough for his recruits to impact the play on the field.

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