On Thursday morning, four-star prospect Dior Johnson officially became Jeff Capel’s highest-ranked recruit while at Pitt as he has now signed with the Panthers, per release.
Johnson, a 6-foot-3 guard out of Saugerties, New York, was ranked as a five-star prospect for most of his high-school career, and is now joining the Panthers after being previously committed to Syracuse and Oregon.
“Dior is an outstanding prospect and one of the top guards in the class of 2022,” head coach Jeff Capel said in a release.“We were able to develop a quick connection when he reopened his recruitment. He is talented, competitive, and eager to be challenged to reach his full potential on and off the court. He is ready to get to campus and begin working with his new teammates and we are excited to add a player of his caliber to our backcourt at this point in the summer.”
Known for his playmaking ability, flashy offensive skills, and his celebrity status, Johnson is a unique prospect that brings loads of talent into Pitt’s back court instantly. Johnson fills the final open scholarship for the Panthers ahead of this season, as they have already added seven other players: freshmen Jorge and Guillermo Diaz-Graham, JuCo prospects Fede Federiko and Cashius McNeilly, and transfers Nelly Cummings, Greg Elliott, and Blake Hinson.
Following Johnson’s commitment, Pittsburgh Sports Now broke down the potential starting lineup and rotations for the Panthers, who have better depth and talent this year than they have had in past years under Jeff Capel.