The Pitt football team continues to clean up in the recruiting game.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Panthers received a commitment from consensus four-star defensive back Kyshoen Jarrett of East Stroudsburg South. Jarrett chose the Panthers over Penn State, considered his favorite growing up.
Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, Stanford, Michigan and Michigan State were also in the mix of 17 colleges to offer the 5-foot-11, 182-pounder who is rated the fourth best prospect in Pennsylvania this year by Rivals.com.
"Pitt was the first to contact me and the first to offer me, but they never rushed me," Jarrett told The Pitt Stop internet site. "Even when they had 13 scholarships taken and only one or two more [available], they just said make the best choice for you. Things opened up, I prayed on it, and this is my decision."
Jarrett was considered a possibility to play either spot in the secondary, but according to the Stroudsburg Pocono Record, Pitt will first give him a look at cornerback. Jarrett told the Pocono Record that he committed to Pitt last week.
Penn State was considered the early front runner to sign Jarrett. The Nittany Lions, though, were among the most recent colleges to extend him a scholarship offer.
The Panthers have 15 recruits for their 2011 recruiting class. Five of them are listed at least four stars by one of the major recruiting websites.