Panthers evaluate another McGlynn

Massive offensive tackle Mike McGlynn from Austintown Fitch High School in Austintown, OH has been an outstanding player for the University of Pittsburgh. Panther fans can only hope that Mike's level of talent runs in the family. It appears the Panthers' coaching staff is heading back to the same school to evaluate his first cousin.

"I'm heading down to Pitt's junior day on the February 25th. I'm looking forward to it," stated fullback/linebacker Greg McGlynn (6-ft-1 inches, 225 pounds).

McGlynn was named 2nd Team All-Federal League and Honorable Mention All-Northeastern Ohio as a junior. He is capable of playing tight end, fullback and linebacker on the next level.

"I would like to play offense, either fullback or tight end. I know Pitt wants to run the ball. Run blocking is one of my strengths. My hands are strength as well. I can catch the ball out of the backfield."

McGlynn is capable of running a 4.75 forty-yard dash, bench pressing 280 pounds and squatting 360 pounds. He has a strong 3.85 grade point average. Greg would like to stay fairly close to home. He mentioned Pitt, Akron, Kent State, Youngstown State and West Virginia as some of his favorite schools.

Greg won't be alone when visiting Pitt on junior day. He will be accompanied by his teammate Josh Smail (6-ft-3 inches, 255 pounds). Josh is considered one of the top defensive end prospects in Northeast Ohio.

Has his cousin attempted to recruit him to Pitt? "Mike has had nothing but great things to say about the program. He's a great player and he's done well there. It would be great to play with him."

McGlynn's primary contact has been the Panthers' offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh. The will speak with Greg shortly after his visit to Pittsburgh.

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