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June 18, 2007
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Pitt gets its Manny

Manny Williams was accustomed to playing before small crowds at Clairton’s Neil Brown Stadium, so he was overwhelmed by the atmosphere at Heinz Field when the Bears played for the WPIAL Class A championship. Williams starred as an outside linebacker …

June 18, 2007
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Clairton star commits to Pitt

Clairton safety Manny Williams made a verbal commitment to Pitt today, becoming its fourth recruit from the Class of 2008 and its second WPIAL recruit in the past three days. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Williams chose the Panthers over scholarship offers …

June 17, 2007
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Pitt ready for two-TE set

Pitt had two of the nation’s top-20 tight end prospects at its individual skills camp Friday, and the Panthers appear to be in position to receive commitments from both players. If Pitt can land West Scranton’s Hubie Graham and/or Clemson …

June 16, 2007
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GCC’s Hayden-Martin picks Pitt

Pitt received a verbal commitment today from Greensburg Central Catholic cornerback Chris Hayden-Martin Saturday during its individual skills camp. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Hayden-Martin chose the Panthers over scholarship offers from Alabama, Boston College, Connecticut, Kentucky, Louisville, South Carolina and Syracuse, …

June 16, 2007
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We interrupt the U.S. Open…

Forgive the lack of Pitt football news this week, as I’m covering the 107th U.S. Open. On the way to Oakmont Country Club Saturday, I stopped at Pitt’s individual skills camp at the UPMC Sports Performance Complex on the South …

June 12, 2007
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Clermond on Bronko Nagurski Watch List

One of the few returning bright spots on Pitt’s defense is senior defensive end Joe Clermond, a second-team All-Big East selection last season after leading the conference with 1.38 tackles for loss a game. Clermond is starting to receive national …

June 12, 2007
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Pitt-MSU on ESPN

Pitt’s Sept. 15 game at Michigan State, the Panthers’ first visit to East Lansing since 1958, will have a noon kickoff and be nationally televised on ESPN. The Michigan State game is one of three national telecasts for Pitt this …

June 11, 2007
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On Pitt and Pryor

When Dave Wannstedt returned from the recruiting trail, the Pitt football coach did so with the belief that the longer Western Pennsylvania’s top-rated recruits waited to decide, the better the Panthers chances were of landing them. Without naming players – …

June 10, 2007
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On Pryor and Pitt

Now that Jeannette star Terrelle Pryor has narrowed his college choice from 70-plus scholarships to 11 finalists – which doesn’t include Pitt – Jayhawks coach Ray Reitz addressed the two most important factors in the decision. “The big thing is …

June 8, 2007
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Pryor trims list, eliminates Pitt

Jeannette two-sport star Terrelle Pryor, considered the nation’s top football prospect by one recruiting service, has narrowed his college choices to 11 schools and eliminated Pitt in the process. After discussing it with Jeannette coach Ray Reitz, Pryor trimmed his …

 
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