love the internet. Here I am, finishing up dinner and checking out what I missed today on Twitter, when Eric Bossi of Rivals tweets that he has confirmed that 2011 wing Durand Johnson has committed to Pitt. In the old days, I guess I’d have to wait for the morning paper or some other sort of prehistoric communication. I hope this is what Al Gore had in mind.

Johnson is a 6’6″ wingman from the Baltimore area who transferred to prep school in New Hampshire for his senior season. lists him as a 3-star, while ESPN grades him out as a 91. Not too shabby. He chose Pitt over offers from Georgetown, Louisville, Seton Hall, Maryland, Xavier and many others. He publically announced that Pitt was his first choice a few weeks ago, but so did center Malcolm Gilbert. Pitt will have three open scholarships for 2011 (Wannamaker, McGhee and Brown), so I’ll be interested to see if they go one over again and take Gilbert – assuming he still has Pitt on top.