PA Lineman to Camp at Pitt

With two potential defensive linemen already on board, there's no telling if the Panthers are still looking to add more bodies at that position. There's no doubt the big Dustin Ilgenfritz is coming to Pittsburgh this summer with the intentions of earning a scholarship from Dave Wannstedt and his staff.

The month of June is shaping up to be very busy for Spring Grove (Pa.) defensive lineman Dustin Ilgenfritz. He currently plans on attending camps at Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Hofstra (6/5), Indiana (6/17), West Virginia (6/20), and Kent State (6/26). Ilgenfritz, who has been clocked at 5.1 in the forty, hasn't received a scholarship offer yet, but coaches are still pursuing the 6- foot- 4 inch, 285-pound senior to be.

"I talked to Pittsburgh Coach (Curtis) Bray today," Ilgenfritz said. "I thought it went very well."

Pittsburgh isn't the only school pursuing him. "I like Indiana too," Ilgenfritz said. "I talked to them last week."



Dustin Ilgenfritz at Pittsburgh junior day

When asked what his strengths as a football player were, Ilgenfritz responded "I think I have a nose for the ball" he said," and as far as a weakness goes? "I could improve my strength, but it's not a major weakness or anything."

He may have a point. He recorded 57 tackles last season as well as 7 sacks and 4 fumble recoveries. Those numbers earned him All-Conference and All-League honors.



Junior day photo

Ilgenfritz, who reports a 2.2 GPA, says that Pittsburgh, Akron, Indiana, North Carolina State, Penn State, Hofstra, and Kent State are showing him the most interest.


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