Without trying to overanalyze something that even the experts admit is hard to gauge, it appears the Pitt 2009 recruiting class is a bit down this year. This certainly looks like Wannstedt's 'worst' class, despite it following his best year - go figure.
Look, recruiting is important, but we won't likely know how good most of these players will be for 2-3 years. That said, there look to be very few standout type players based on the rankings. According to ESPN.com, Pitt has the fourth-best class in the Big East - certainly nothing to get excited about. They failed to land an ESPN 150 prospect and no player ranked in the top ten for his respective position.
We'll have to see, but at this point it looks like the class is a bit down from years past.