Quickhitter: Porchia sticks with Pitt

The sudden resignation of Pittsburgh head coach Todd Graham leaves recruits in limbo, but for Gilman (MD) linebacker, he is staying the course.

First it was Tony Dews, now it's Todd Graham out the door at Pittsburgh. Anytime a coach leaves, whether a head coach or position coach, it brings anxiety, concern, frustration and the unknown. For Gilman (MD) outside linebacker Devon Porchia, the sudden resignation of both Dews (his recruiter) and Graham brought disappointment, but it's not a deal-breaker.

"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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