Commentary

Pitt head of the Big East class

Originally Published: February 3, 2010
By Scouts Inc. | ESPN.com
Here's a team-by-team look at the Big East conference recruiting classes.

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1. Pittsburgh Panthers

The Panthers were close to a Big East championship in 2009 and a top 25 class on signing day. This is a deep class with great three-star quality. Anthony Gonzales (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty) is the headline name and top talent. He could develop at quarterback, but this top-20 athlete has the skill-set to play multiple positions. The Panthers also added DT Aaron Donald (Pittsburgh, Pa./Penn Hills) and OT Matt Rotheram (North Olmsted, Ohio/North Olmsted), who are top-25 players at their respective positions. Dave Wannstedt and his staff did a good job of meeting position-specific needs and are once again showing some success in-state against Penn State.