Pitt entered the 2019 football dead period with a 2020 recruiting class that’s ranked No. 29 in the country.
If Pitt can make that rating hold, it will represent a massive one-year improvement after the Panthers’ 2019 class finished No. 57 in 247 Sports composite rankings.
That represented a low-water mark for Pitt under Pat Narduzzi. The Panthers finished 46th in 2018, 37th in 2017, 30th in 2016 and 46th in 2015.
But if there’s been a big factor in Pitt’s resurgence, it sure feels like the change in strategy and tactics that actually happened in the 2019 class.