Building Through the Portal: Wake Forest and Pitt Adapting to the Modern Recruiting Era

PITTSBURGH — College basketball recruiting changed forever with the birth of the transfer portal and the elimination of the one-time transfer rule.

Combined with COVID-caused eligibility rule changes, these adjustments have caused the past few years to look much different around college hoops.

For Pitt’s Jeff Capel and Wake Forest’s Steve Forbes, they have helped significantly in the quest to rebuild their respective programs.

Forbes took over the Wake Forest job in April 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to accepting the job, Forbes had just led East Tennessee State to a 30-4 record, and a Southern Conference title, in that 2019-20 season. However, shortly after COVID cancelled the NCAA tournament, Forbes had moved on to coach the Demon Deacons in the ACC.

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