City League OL waits on Pitt

The University of Pittsburgh would like to add an offensive tackle to its stellar '06 recruiting class. Massive city league star Kevin Macon (6-ft-7 inches, 330 pounds) from Oliver High School in Pittsburgh, PA has received attention from a slew of upper echelon programs. Are the Panthers still interested in him?

"I haven't heard anything from them concerning an official visit," stated Macon. "North Carolina State and Marshal are the two largest schools in close contact with me. I already took an official visit to NC State. It was very nice."

The University of Pittsburgh recently received a verbal commitment from massive junior college offensive tackle Jeff Otah (6 foot 7 inches, 330 pounds) from Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, PA. Panthers' Head Coach Dave Wannstedt and staff would like to add a high school tackle to develop behind Otah. Their first choice appears to be athletic Andy Miller (6 foot 6 inches, 260 pounds) from Trinity High School in Washington, PA, Macon has developing into a viable candidate. Miller is set to visit Pitt this weekend.

When asked if he felt he was overlooked because he played in the Pittsburgh City League, he quickly replied, "Yes, I really feel like I was overlooked and under recruited. Maybe I didn't get enough exposure."

"I feel like I bring a lot to the football field. I'm quick for my size, I have a strong knowledge of the game and I have good footwork. My wingspan is a great advantage as well."

Macon is an excellent student with a 3.1 grade point average. North Carolina State has yet to offer him a scholarship. Howard and Eastern Michigan have recently been in contact. The Oliver Bears have finished their year with a 7-3 record. They were 6-2 in league play. Kevin was the City League discuss throwing champion as a junior. He attended the Panthers home game against Syracuse.

"I would be highly interested in Pitt if they offered. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to visit. It would be great to play for my hometown team."

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