Corson remains a Panther

The University of Pittsburgh Head Coach Dave Wannstedt and staff are in the process of rebuilding the Panthers' offensive line. One of the pieces of their rebuilding puzzle happens to be 6-ft-4 ½ inch, 285 pound Scott Corson from Johnstown High School in Johnstown, PA. It appears a Big East rival made a late run at big Scott.

"Coaches from West Virginia were at my school yesterday. They were nice and I gave them plenty of time," stated Scott Corson. "They kept asking me to visit and I told them no over and over again. I explained to them that I was fully committed to Pitt."

"It didn't seem like they would take no for an answer. I really didn't know what to do. I finally told the coaches that I would visit. I had no other options. I was honest and told them no multiple times. That didn't seem to matter."

Will Corson visit the Mountaineers? He replied, "I'm not visiting. I didn't know what to do. I continually told them no but they wouldn't leave. I called them shortly after they left my school and told them I wasn't visiting."

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.

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.

"I spoke with Coach Wannstedt about everything. He's really excited to have me on board and he told me he wants to make me a better football player and student. I can't wait to get to Pitt."

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