On Saturday, four-star defensive end Tony Tucker made his decision. The Washington (D.C.) St. John's lineman selected Pittsburgh over offers from Boston College, Clemson, Maryland, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech among others.
"I think he chose Pittsburgh because he felt really comfortable when he went up there on his visit," St. John's head coach Joe Patterson said. "I believe he was attracted to Dave Wannstedt since he's a defensive minded coach.
"He also felt a certain level of confidence that the program is headed in the right direction and he looks forward to being apart of that. On top of that, obviously Pittsburgh has very good facilities and great academic support."
Paterson went on to discuss what kind of player the Panthers are getting in the Rivals250 prospect.
"Tony is an explosive player and an all-around good athlete," he said. "He has a really good first step off the ball and has a natural strength to him. I've got to say he's got the ability to use his body really well too."
Tucker is rated the No. 11 weakside defensive end in the country and the No. 3 prospect in the District of Columbia.