The Pitt Panthers are getting it done on the hardwood this season and the Big East school proved that they are taking care of business on the recruiting trail this weekend as well. Top sophomore Terrelle Pryor committed to Jamie Dixon and his staff.
Pryor, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound small forward from Jeannete (Pa.) High School, was ready to put the recruiting process behind him. Pitt's proximity played a key part in his decision.
"I just felt like being from around here and that I liked everything about the Pitt Panthers, it was time," Pryor said. "It's close to home and my father is in a wheelchair and he can't get onto planes. Staying close made sense for everybody."
Pryor has been a familiar face at the Petersen Events Center.
"They are a good team in the best conference around," Pryor said. "I'm at nearly every home game there is."
A versatile and smart player, Pryor said he hopes he can play a big role for the Big East school right away.
"I want to be a player that can just dominate," Pryor said. "I move around without the ball and I feel like I have a real good midrange shot."
Pryor, a humble young man, is just tapping into his incredible potential. He is the anchor to a team that has gone 44-6 over the last two seasons and the sophomore is getting close to breaking the 1,000 point mark.
"It is a relief to commit early," Pryor said. "I can go to work now. Some people get a big head after they commit but not me. I want to get bigger and better and get my team to the state championship and win it."