The optimism of landing talented wide receiver Jatavious Harris ended this morning when he surprised some people by picking Louisville.
In the end, although Pitt closed some ground on him, Harris (6-foot-3, 185) ended up going with the school that had been recruiting him longer.
It’s no doubt a tough loss for Pat Narduzzi and Shawn Watson because Watson would’ve provided them a big playmaker on offense, something that is much-needed with the losses of Jester Weah and Quadree Henderson.
For awhile, many recruiting experts had Harris selecting Louisville but lately, some thought Pitt was the leader following his official visit last weekend. That obviously didn’t turn out to be the case.
Aside from losing out on a major talent, this hurts for another big reason. Since taking over at Pitt, Pat Narduzzi and his staff have tried very hard to open up new, less-traditional recruiting areas for the Pitt program such as Georgia and Michigan.
By getting a commitment like Harris, it could have opened the doors for Pitt to land other big recruits from that state.