Jordan Mabin impressed with Pitt visit

The University of Pittsburgh hosted a large group of blue-chip athletes yesterday during its junior day. One of the top players that attended Saturday's events was running back/cornerback Jordan Mabin (5-foot-11 inches, 185 pounds) from Nordonia High School in Macedonia, OH. The PantherDigest.com talks with him about his visit.

"I really had a good time on Saturday. It was great," stated Jordan Mabin. "We arrived early and we were able to talk with Coach (Dave) Wannstedt one on one. It was great. He called me up to his office and officially offered me a scholarship."

Mabin established himself as an elite prospect at the U.S. Army All-American combine in San Antonio, TX. He has rushed for over 4,000 yards in his career. Despite his impressive numbers, most believe he will develop into a top flight cornerback prospect.

"Right now I would say Pitt, Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame and Indiana are my top schools. Pitt is definitely in my top three. Indiana is the second school to officially offer me a scholarship.

When asked about his meeting with Coach Wannstedt, he stated, "It was great. He told me about what he's trying to accomplish at Pitt and the tradition. Coach made it clear to me that they would let didn't have a specific position for me. They told me they would let me play offense or defense. I guess I would have to see where I could gain play time."

Jordan's cousin happens to be class of 2006 standout Dorin Dickerson. The PantherDigest.com asked him if he would like to play with Dorin and he was quick to reply, "We have always talked about playing together. My relationship with Dorin is going to help and it will factor into my decision. I would love to have him as a teammate."

"Playing running back can help me at the cornerback position. I'm fast and physical when I run the ball. The same characteristics apply to the cornerback position. Its how I have been taught. You move the fundamentals from one side of the field to the other."

"I'm not ready to make a decision yet but the Panthers helped themselves yesterday. It was a great time."

Harry G. Psaros can be contacted at harrypsaros@msn.com.


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