Jennings, Bookser Headline Pitt's 2014 Recruits
By James Ferguson
The Pitt Panthers' 2013 season highlighted the play of true freshmen Tyler Boyd and James Conner. Next year's class of incoming freshmen could potentially match or outdo this season's production.
The Panthers' top recruits include wide receiver Adonis Jennings and offensive tackle Alex Bookser. Jennings, 6-foot-3, is ranked as the 17th-best receiver in the nation, according to ESPN. He is committed to Pitt and will join Boyd next season, which could make for a serious threat to secondaries. Bookser, the 6-foot-6 offensive tackle, will make an immediate impact on an offensive line which let up the most quarterback sacks in 2013. Bookser is ranked as the 14th-best offensive tackle, according to ESPN. Bookser is a local recruit out of Mount Lebanon, Pa. Both Bookser and Jennings are ESPN 300 recruits.
Another recruit to headline Pitt's 2014 class is quarterback Wade Freebeck, who is from Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Florida. Freebeck is ranked as the 15th-best pocket passing quarterback in the nation, according to ESPN. Pitt likely will start the season with Chad Voytik under center; however Freebeck might be able to provide some competition during the spring.
Overall, Pitt has 22 recruits, including three four-star recruits and 18 three-star recruits. The Pitt Panthers' 2014 recruiting class shows promise, as they will look to bolster the weak areas on the team and get Pitt to the top of the ACC.