It hasn’t been a good week for Pitt in terms of recruiting.
In the last 3 days, the Panthers have missed out on two 4-star cornerbacks.
Two days ago, it was North Allegheny’s Joey Porter Jr. and just minutes ago, they came up short on Florida’s Tiawan Mullen.
This afternoon on Twitter, Mullen announced that he was committing to Indiana over Pitt and Nebraska. Mullen made his first official visit to Pitt and almost committed along with a group of other Florida athletes but wait and ended up choosing Indiana.
Mullen is considered to be a big-time cornerback and is a huge get for Indiana head coach Tom Allen. As the recruiting process went over, Mullen’s stock just continued to rise. Aside from Indiana, Pitt and Nebraska, Mullen also held offers from programs such as Louisville, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, TCU and Central Florida.
Losing out on Mullen hurts because Pitt was a serious contender and thought they had a realistic shot of landing him. Also, it’s another talented cornerback off the board and now it puts a bunch of pressure on them to get a commitment from Aliquippa 4-star talent MJ Devonshire.
Pitt would like to add one more cornerback and right now, Devonshire is the only one they’re seriously recruiting. Question then becomes, do they offer another one or just wait until the next recruiting class and use that scholarship for a different position.