On Monday, Dior Johnson, a point guard in the class of 2022, became Pitt’s highest-rated commit in the Jeff-Capel era.
Johnson is ranked as the No. 37 overall player in the nation as well as the No. 7 point guard in the class, according to the 247 Sports composite rankings.
That makes him the highest-ranked commitment of the Capel era, a record previously held by Trey McGowens, who ranked as the No. 95 player in the 2019 class. John Hugley now ranks third, as he was the No. 99 player in 247’s 2020 composite. While Jorge and Guillermo Diaz-Graham are rated in the top-100 by new recruiting service On3, neither crack the top 100 on 247 Sports or Rivals.
Johnson was ranked as high as the No. 6 player in the nation back in 2019, when he was a sophomore in high school. He was ranked within the top-10 up until September of 2021, when his ranking initially slid.
Pitt has now added eight players this offseason: Johnson, Greg Elliott, Nelly Cummings, Blake Hinson, Fede Federiko, Cashius McNeilly, Jorge Diaz-Graham and Guillermo Diaz-Graham. With the addition of Johnson, Pitt has now filled all of its scholarships for next season.