By Matt Popchock


It was a thoroughly disheartening homecoming Saturday for most of the forty-thousand-plus in attendance at Heinz Field, but if it’s any consolation, Pitt did earn one major victory this weekend after all.

Hopewell senior tailback Rushel Shell, the top-ranked “big back” and No. 11 Division I prospect in the country according to CBS Sports/MaxPreps, has committed to the Panthers. He made it official at a press conference at Hopewell Senior High School Friday morning.

In case you missed any of it, hear what Shell had to say to the gathered media Friday…

…and check out what he said to SportsRadio 93-7 The Fan afterward, as heard on “The Fan Morning Show” (weekdays 5:40-10:00 A.M. on The Fan) and “The UPMC Centers for Rehab Services High School Football Show” (Saturdays at 7:00 A.M. on The Fan)…

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