No Shortage Of Talent At Nike Camp

Pitt will be well represented at this weekend's Nike Football Training Camp. A large contingency of Pennsylvania athletes, as well as a number of athletes from neighboring states are expected to be in attendance.

RUNNING BACKS
A number of talented running backs are expected at in State College, but one with some pretty serious Pitt interest is four-star running back William Mahone out of Austintown (OH) Fitch Mahone recently declared Pitt in his top five

Brashear running back Joell Nesbit will be there for sure, but he may spend more time with the linebackers—a position he's given some second thought to, in terms of which position he'll play at the next level

WIDE RECEIVER
Penn Hills receiver Corey Jones recently picked up his fourth offer; from Toledo Jones is an ideal slot receiver, and would love to get an offer from Pitt While Pitt is waiting to see where they stand with some other quarterbacks in the 2012 class, the same can be said at receiver, where they are after twin brothers Chris Davis and Demetrious Davis out of Austintown (OH) Fitch

Jones is a legitimate Division I prospect too, but won't get a Pitt offer until the coaching staff finds out where it stands with the Davis boys While their teammate Mahone is expected to be at the Penn State Nike Football Training Camp, both Davis' will be at the one in Columbus in three weeks

Another WPIAL receiver—Wayne Capers—is also expected to be in attendance Capers has been back in action with his 7-on-7 team, after his junior season ended after one game following a torn ACL injury With a good showing at State College, Capers can take another step towards proving he is back at full strength Cornell's B.J. Lipke is also expected to be in attendance

Every year, there are a number of talented sophomores that are at the Nike Football Training Camps Central Valley receiver Robert Foster is one of those sophomores this year, after taking the WPIAL by storm late in the 2010 season, helping the Warriors to a WPIAL championship in its first year of existence, following the merger of the Monaca and Center Area school districts

OFFENSIVE LINE
On the offensive line, a number of Pitt prospects will be in attendance as well, highlighted by Fox Chapel offensive tackle and Greensburg Central Catholic center Tyler Alt Both players visited Pitt for one of the spring practices Bisnowaty recently completed a trip south, where he made stops at Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech Alt has also been to Purdue, Indiana and North Carolina State this spring

Alt's teammate Josh Stepoli, Latrobe offensive lineman Dylan Colucci, Bishop McCort's Zach Rugg and Upper St Clair's Ian Park are also possibilities for today's camp Rugg recently got his first Division I offer, from Temple

DEFENSIVE LINE
Allderdice defensive tackle Tyrique Jarrett is also expected to be in attendance, working out with the defensive tackles The 6-4, 315-pound Jarrett represents an impressive group from Pittsburgh's City League, and recently picked up a verbal offer from Pitt

LINEBACKERS
There's already the possibility of Nesbit of working out with the linebackers, but Jaylon Coleman and Mike Caprara will be there for sure Deaysean Rippy is also a possibility Coleman now has three offers—Pitt, Toledo and Eastern Michigan Caprara is still looking for his first offer, but likes Pitt, South Carolina and Michigan State

SECONDARY
The biggest name of the secondary group expected to be in attendance is Jeannette safety Demetrious Cox, who within the last three weeks, has gone from nine verbal offers to 17 Baltimore cornerback Donovan Riley is also a possibility for today's camp Riley was at Pitt's spring practice three weeks ago, and holds offers from Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt


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