By: Chris Gates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — National signing day has come and passed and Pitt came away with a very respectable class.

It’s important for every Pitt fan to realize the situation the football program is in — going through its second full coaching search in a year’s time. To form any semblance of a class is impressive, let alone have some top talent coming to Pitt.

Running back Rushel Shell and quarterback Chad Voytik headline the 2012 Panthers recruiting class — the first under coach Paul Chryst. Here’s the official list of recruits from signing day…

Adam Bisnowaty, OL (6-foot-6, 275 pounds), Fox Chapel
Bam Bradley, S (6-foot-2, 200 pounds), Trotwood-Madison (OH)
Mike Caprara, LB (6-feet, 205 pounds), Woodland Hills
Trenton Coles, DB (6-foot-3, 175 pounds), Clairton
Chris Davis, WR (5-foot-9, 185 pounds), Austintown Fitch (OH)
Demitrious Davis, WR (5-foot-10, 185 pounds), Austintown Fitch (OH)
J.P. Holtz, TE (6-foot-4, 230 pounds), Shaler
Terrell Jackson, DL (6-foot-3, 285 pounds), Marion-Franklin (OH)
Ryan Lewis, DB (6-feet, 185 pounds), Eastlake (WA)
Jahmahl Pardner, DB (5-foot-11, 170 pounds), Aquinas Institute (NY)
Devon Porchia, LB (6-fo0t-2, 200 pounds), Gilman School (MD)
Darryl Render, DL (6-foot-2, 255 pounds), St. Edward (OH)
Deaysean Rippy, S (6-foot-2, 200 pounds), Sto-Rox
Gabe Roberts, OL (6-foot-5, 295 pounds), New London (WI)
Rushel Shell, RB (6-feet, 210 pounds), Hopewell
Chad Voytik, QB (6-foot-1, 185 pounds), Cleveland (TN)

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