The Pitt basketball program received a major setback as they at least temporarily have lost a major recruit.
Class of 2022 four-star guard Jalen Hood-Schifino has decided to de-commit from Pitt and re-open his recruitment. Hood-Schifino, who recently transferred to Montverde Academy in Florida, originally committed to Pitt back in December of 2019.
A source close to the situation tells Pittsburgh Sports Now that this news does not mean that Hood-Schifino won’t eventually end up at Pitt. The reason Hood-Schifino re-opened his recruitment is he just wants to properly go through the recruiting process as he originally committed to Pitt as a sophomore.
Hood-Schifino committed to Pitt as a sophomore and wants to properly go through the recruiting process before making a final decision. Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina are a few of the teams showing interest.
Pittsburgh Sports Now is told that Pitt is still very high on Hood-Schifino’s list and that he and his family “love Coach Capel and Pitt” but he wants to be sure and make the best decision for his future.
2022 Top-25 Jalen Hood-Schifino has picked up an offer from Kansas, he tells me.
Decommitted from Pitt just a few hours ago.
— Tipton Edits (@TiptonEdits) July 27, 2020