Hynoski comes away impressed by Panthers

There were a handful of elite recruits among the 70-80 prospects that were at the University of Pittsburgh on Saturday for junior day. Henry Hynoski was right at the top of the list for the Panthers. He was expecting an offer and did not go home empty handed.

The majority of the top ten players in Pennsylvania descended upon Pittsburgh Saturday for the Panthers first junior day of the year. Southern Columbia running back Henry Hynoski, 6-foot-2, 243 pounds is a player most teams have high on their wish list.

"When we got there we met with coach (Dave) Wannstedt and he offered both me and Josh (Marks)," Hynoski said. "We went to the basketball game that was cool they have the No. 9 team in the nation. Coach (Dave) Walker showed me a film and explained how they would utilize me. He and coach (Dave) Wannstedt like me at tailback, they said I'm a three-dimensional back. I can run, block, and catch passes. That makes Pitt real high on my list right now because they like me as a tailback and I could get time as a freshman."

Hynoski camped at Pittsburgh last summer, but he admits he came away more impressed this time.

"I think it gets nicer every time I come out here," he said. "I'm coming back Saturday for the Scout.com combine and I plan on coming out during the spring."

Hynoski has also taken recent trips to Ohio State, Maryland, and Virginia.

"I don't think Ohio State does the whole junior day thing, but they'll have groups of recruits come in and tour around. I had a great trip there. I email back and forth with Doc Tressel, Joe Daniels, and even Jim Tressel. Maryland was just an unofficial trip. We pulled in and they had a big sign that said welcome Henry Hynoski and Josh Marks. Virginia went well; I think it's kind of early for them with juniors. They have had lots of coaching changes."

Hynoski has official offers from Pitt and Rutgers, but is now hearing from a number of teams.

"I get stuff from most of the Big Ten like Penn State, Ohio State, and Iowa," he said. "I have been hearing from Stanford, Alabama, Boston College, and a lot of the ACC and Big East teams. I'm going to junior day at Penn State on the 25th."

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