Corson lands #66

The University of Pittsburgh Head Coach Dave Wannstedt and staff hosted eight outstanding prospects over the weekend. The largest of the eight happened to be 285 pound lineman Scott Corson from Johnstown High School in Johnstown, PA. spoke to big Scott about his trip.

"The visit was great. I really enjoyed myself," stated big Scott Corson. "I arrived in time to sit through the football banquet Friday afternoon. It was really nice. John Brown was my host and he was great."

Corson was the second player to commit to the Panthers' outstanding class of 2006. He attended Pitt's summer football camp and astounded the coaching staff with his combination of size and speed. Scott earned first team Class AAA Associated Press All-State this season.

"The best part of the visit is when I found out I'll be wearing my number, number 66," said Corson. "I have had that number for a long time."

"Saturday was non-stop but the best part was walking to the middle of Heinz Field. I sat there, looked around and thought about the future. They started playing a highlight film on the jumbo screen and my heart dropped. I was pumped. I can't wait to get to Pitt."

Scott is capable of running a 4.9 forty-yard dash. He chose the Panthers over Maryland, Michigan State and Illinois. Corson was primarily recruited by Pitt's linebackers coach Curtis Bray.

Corson was initially told he would play defensive tackle. Those plans have drastically changed. "I sat down with Coach Wannstedt on Sunday. He wants to build up the offensive line and they like me at tackle or guard. I don't mind. I just want to help the team," he said.

Scott also was able to provide the a little insight into Coach Wannstedt's mentality heading into next season. He explained, "Coach really wants our team in better shape. He has the linemen running stairs already. You can tell he's ready to lay the law down next year. He is focused."

Is Corson ready for the conditioning? He quickly replied, "Yes, I have been running quite and bit and hitting the weights. I'm 285 pounds right now and I plan on being in the best shape of my life heading into summer camp."

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