"He is still going to Pittsburgh," said Gilman (MD) assistant coach Henry Russell.
Porchia called Dews to give him the news he would be a Panther in 2012, but he committed to Pitt for reasons beyond the coaching staff. It was a city school that reminded him of his Baltimore (MD) home.
"Pitt was the school I could see myself at for four years," Porchia told Scout.com in an earlier interview when he selected Pitt over Wake Forest.
"Everything at Pitt reminds me of home - the scenery, big buildings and crowds of people. It just gave me that feeling."
Though the coaching staff has changed, his feelings have not. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound 'backer says he will stay the course.
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