Pitt assumes top spot for Paskorz

Judging by the comments of a number of the recruits who were on hand for Pittsburgh's first junior day of the year, the Panther's made quite the impression. Another high profile local recruit Steve Paskorz was very impressed by his visit and he discusses it with us.

Steve Paskorz suffered through ankle injury during his entire junior season and he admittedly did not have the type of season that he is used to. The Hampton High standout hasn't let that deter him, nor has it turned away college coaches. Paskorz was at the University of Pittsburgh's junior day on Saturday and 6-foot-2, 220 pound, athlete came away impressed.

"I had a great time at Pitt," Paskorz said. "When I got there I met with Coach (Dave) Walker, we talked and watched some film. He thinks I could play tailback or fullback. He compared me to a lot of the big backs that he coached at Syracuse."

In the evening it was off to the Peterson Events Center and the Pitt-Providence game.

"I sat by Coach (Dave) Wannstedt," he said. "He said they're recruiting me as a running back and they were recruiting two right now, me and Henry Hynoski. If I work hard enough I could play early. If I get too big I could play fullback or linebacker."

Paskorz also made mention of the fact that he has begun to develop a friendship with another highly touted prospect Pat Bostick.

"I want to win when I go to college and I know Bostick is a great player. I want to know where the good players are going. I like Pitt with the guys they have got like (John) Malecki and Dorin (Dickerson. They are building something pretty good there. Now if they get kids like Bostick and (Nick) Sukay that makes it even better. Pitt is definitely at the top of the list of schools I am looking at."

The Allison Park, Pa., athlete made mention that he like Bostick may make an early decision.

"I think I will commit early and take the pressure off. If I don't do it before the season it will be at the beginning of it."


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