Rivals100 wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin gave his pledge to Pittsburgh over the weekend. The 6-foot-6, 233-pounder gave his word to the Panthers on Sunday, but claims he had known about his decision for awhile.
"I committed yesterday to Coach Wannstedt," he stated. "He gave me a hug and just told me that he was really happy about my decision.
"I actually kind of knew I was going to Pitt awhile ago during the summer. I just told my mom and dad. My parents thought it would be best if I hold off a bit. Then yesterday during the visit, my dad came in my room and told me if I wanted to commit and not go on any other visits I could, so I did."
What made the four-star prospect pick Pittsburgh?
"The coaches there are nice along with the players and I like the fact my parents can see me play and go to all my games," he said. "Proximity was very important. I like my parents seeing me play. I don't want to have them worry to see me. By going to Pittsburgh it's only 30 minutes to come to the games.
"As for the coaches, they were true with me. They straight up told me if I didn't go to Pittsburgh they'd still keep in touch with me. They were always willing and free to talk to me."
The No. 4 prospect in the Keystone State is expected to play wide receiver for Pittsburgh.
"The coaches haven't promised playing time," he said. "They just told me to come in and work hard like I did in high school and I should be able to get time or could even start."
Baldwin is also a talented basketball prospect. Is he looking to pursue that at Pittsburgh?
"I'm not sure," he said. "It's going to depend on how football goes for me."