I’m working at a summer camp so I’ve been a little behind on Pitt news, but (if you haven’t heard by now), Pitt just landed a fantastic recruit for the 2009-2010 season in PF Dante Taylor. One of the top 50 players in his class, Taylor joins a recruiting class that seems to be full with Lamar Patterson and Darnell Dodson, unless another scholarship opens up by then. This is a huge recruiting boost for the Panthers, as both Patterson and Taylor have shots to be All-Americans in their senior years, giving the Panthers their first All-Americans in nearly 20 years. Also, the addition of Taylor means that for the 2009-2010 season, we could have a frontcourt of Blair, Taylor, and Robinson, which would be one of the top front lines in college basketball (not to mention a great backcourt of Patterson, Wanamaker, Woodall, Gibbs, and Dixon). This will be a special few years for the Panthers, and this recruit could signal the true emergence of Pitt as a national power on the level of Kansas and Memphis. I know we haven’t won as much as those programs, but the next few years could very well see Pitt entering that upper echelon.