Florida Offensive Lineman Talks Pittsburgh

The State of Florida is loaded with solid offensive line talent and the Panthers coaching staff is well aware of that. This spring, Pittsburgh along with several other schools offered Corey Hyman, a 6-foot-4 and 300 pound guard/tackle from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas. Where do the Panthers stand on his list?

"Pittsburgh is my favorite school, "Hyman who will transfer from North Lauderdale Academy to St. Thomas Aquinas due to his coaches firing, said. "Pittsburgh is a great team. Coach Partridge called me on the phone in May."

Some of the other schools to extend him a scholarship offer are Rutgers, East Carolina, Mississippi State and South Florida.

Hyman will try to visit the Panthers sometime in the fall or winter. He would also like to visit Georgia, Rutgers and Miami.

The South Florida lineman uses his strength to dominate the opposition. He has benched as much as 350 pounds and squatted up to 450. What else does he have?

""I have a nasty streak on the field," he said. "I'm very hard nosed."

Hyman is weighing two factors before he decides on choosing a school.

"I'm looking at how good a team is and I'm looking at the graduation rate for football players at a particular school," he said.

Hyman was not aware of his academic situation. However, St. Thomas Aquinas does an excellent job of preparing students for college.

Dave Peters

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