Healthy Skinner Still Waiting

After a disappointing junior campaign that saw heavy expectations fall with the high-ankle sprain that caused him to be healthy for only 3 games last season, Mychal Skinner was expecting to have to wait before garnering his first scholarship offer.

He just might not have to wait as long as he thought.

"NC State visited school last week and they sound like they might have an offer coming for me," Mychal Skinner said.

The quarterback/safety prospect is considered to be one of the finer athletes to come out of Pennsylvania this year. The Kiski Area High School star is expected to be heavily sought after at a number of different spots, especially now that he has officially added 20 pounds since last year.

"I'm getting recruited as an athlete," Skinner said, "West Virginia came in and said they like me as a cornerback, but said they also like me as a quarterback prospect as well."

Skinner added; "The majority see me as a safety prospect though and that's where I like to play."

Among those that see him as a future safety is perceived favorite Pittsburgh, whom has indicated they might be looking to extend an offer to the the 6-foot-3 athlete.

"The offer should be coming soon," Skinner said of Pitt, "I mean, they've been recruiting me the longest of anybody. I attended Junior Day and had a great time and I've been basically apart of their program since I was a kid."

A coaching change has caused some delay in his recruitment up to this point, but that will be changing, as Skinner plans to send out tapes to Ohio State, Akron, West Virginia, Toledo, Akron, Virginia, Purdue, Pittsburgh and Penn State before the end of the month.

"We've had a new coach come in, so we've had some trouble getting the film together and sending the film out. A lot of schools are kind of waiting to see that, so I think once I send my highlight tape out, I'll get some new offers and have some more options."

Skinner calls himself a very versatile and dangerous playmaker. He says he is fully recovered from his sprained ankle and hopes he can prove his 500 yards in just three varsity games was not fluke.

"I'm very versatile and I like to compete against better teams. My size creates matchup problems against a lot of guys and I just seem to play better."

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