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, 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.