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  1. Bookser could be first domino for Pitt

    Jared Shanker

    Paul Chryst was hoping to double dip in Pittsburgh this weekend. It turns out he is going for the trifecta. The Panthers are waiting to hear from ESPN 300 defensive back Montae Nicholson (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) on Thursday and three-star Shai M...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  2. ACC signing day storylines

    Jared Shanker

    Signing day and Feb. 5 still might feel far away (50 days away to be exact), but for coaches the sense of urgency has officially set in. The offseason dead period was extended and began Sunday. It will last a month into mid-January, leaving coaches w...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  3. Questions for signing day: ACC

    Jared Shanker

    It is a chicken or the egg argument. Has the SEC ruled college football for much of the last decade because the conference annually places five or more teams among the top 10 of the recruiting rankings? Or is the SEC's recruiting dominance a result o...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  4. Pitt makes statement to recruits with win

    Jared Shanker

    It was the first defining win of Paul Chryst's head-coaching career. It could be the defining moment of Pittsburgh's future recruiting classes, too. In front of one of the best atmospheres since the Panthers moved to Heinz Field, they upset No. 23...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  5. Pitt looks to follow Miami's blueprint

    Jared Shanker

    Pittsburgh would like to get to where Miami is. Two programs down on their luck for much of the last decade, Miami has climbed out of ACC mediocrity as a conference contender. Pittsburgh is the newest middling program to leave the Big East for the AC...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  6. ACC 2014 recruiting scenarios

    Jared Shanker

    Hope for the best but prepare for the worst. That is what college coaches must do when it comes to recruiting. Every coach would love to land their top target at every position, but coaches are forced to play the what-ifs and continue to recruit pros...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  7. A look at East's uncommitted ESPN 300

    Jared Shanker

    Ten ESPN 300 prospects from the East region count themselves among the top uncommitted prospects in the 2014 class, and there is a very strong ACC flavor to most of their recruitments. An ACC school is the favorite or in the running for eight of the ...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  8. Most important ACC recruiting targets

    Jared Shanker

    Few recruits are labeled indispensable to a class, but there are must-have prospects on the recruiting board for every school across the country. The reasons vary, however, ranging from whether the recruit fills a position of need or if he is an in-s...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  9. ACC class rankings analysis

    Jared Shanker

    The ACC had several big Week 1 games, but few conference teams took advantage of the opportunity. Clemson made a real statement to recruits across the country with a prime-time win, and the performance from Florida State's Jameis Winston probably has...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  10. ESPN 150 OT has top eight in mind

    Jared Shanker

    It was a Thursday night in late April and Alex Bookser (Pittsburgh/Mount Lebanon) was watching the NFL draft. A 6-foot-6, 295-pound prospect, Bookser is being recruited as a lineman on both sides of the ball. Bookser was an offensive lineman by th...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  11. Bookser blown away by Buckeyes on visit

    Jared Shanker

    Playing under a former Michigan placekicker at his high school, Alex Bookser (Pittsburgh/Mt. Lebanon) jokingly goes back and forth with his coach Mike Melnyk about Ohio State. The Buckeyes offered Bookser a few weeks ago, and he visited Columbus on S...

    Blog | April 06, 2013
  12. Bookser picks up phone, lands two offers

    Jared Shanker

    To coaches recruiting Alex Bookser, do not be offended if the Pittsburgh Mount Lebanon offensive tackle does not call. He admits he tends to forget to give coaches a ring. He remembered Thursday, however, and it resulted in two SEC offers. Tenn...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  13. Bookser surprised to hear from Buckeyes

    Jared Shanker

    Alex Bookser (Pittsburgh/Mt. Lebanon) was wandering the halls when his high school coach told him he had a phone call to make and to head to the athletics office. Ohio State wanted to get in touch with him. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound two-way lineman ...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  14. National offers for OL/DL Bookser

    Jared Shanker

    PITTSBURGH -- At the beginning, all of the local usual suspects were on 2014 two-way lineman Alex Bookser (Pittsburgh/Mt. Lebanon). Maryland, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and West Virginia were among the first schools to offer. But right before the contact...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  15. QB Kincade has no doubts about Pitt

    Jared Shanker

    There was some angst among Pittsburgh fans as to whether Chandler Kincade (Beaver Falls, Pa./Blackhawk) was still committed to the Panthers following the coaching transition. The situation has since been smoothed over, and Kincade even spent this wee...

    Blog | February 04, 2013