As the calendar flipped from May until June, many Pitt fans began to grow restless at the state of Pitt football’s Class of 2019 commitments list.
The issue seemed to be centered on the total number of recruits Pitt had received pledges from in this recruiting cycle: zero.
That number clicked over to one on Sunday, when Florida linebacker Leslie Smith became the first member of Pitt’s recruiting class when he gave his commitment to Pat Narduzzi and put his signature of Pitt’s Class of 2019 football.
First To Sign The Ball???????? pic.twitter.com/fJ0wYsvUst
— Leslie Smith6️⃣⚡️ (@Hvmble6) June 11, 2018
The fears of those that were overly concerned about Pitt’s metaphorical goose egg on the scoreboard were probably unfounded. It’s not as if Pitt wasn’t going to be able to fill it’s recruiting class, and under Narduzzi, Pitt has characteristically had most of its recruit success late in the cycle.
So while freaking out about the lack of commitments in the first week of June was probably unwise, expressing concern for the state of Pitt’s recruiting might be warranted.