Mabin comments on Pitt visit

University of Pittsburgh hosted 30 blue-chip recruits this weekend. One of the top players in from the state of Ohio, Jordan Mabin (5-foot-10 inches, 185 pounds) from Nordonia High School in Macedonia, OH, was in attendance. The talked with him about his weekend visit.

"Practice on Saturday was great. It was nice and physical," stated Jordan Mabin. "It was great to see how the team was run on offense and defense. I like the way the coaches ran practice and interacted with the players."

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.

"The coaching staff at Pitt told me they are open to me playing offense or defense. I guess I would have to get there and feel things out. I could play running back or cornerback."

Dorin Dickerson, the jewel of the Panthers' 2006 recruiting class, happens to be Mabin's first cousin. The two grew up together and often talked about playing together in college. Dickerson attended practice this weekend and acted as a recruiter. "Dorin spoke with me and Toney Clemons about joining the Panthers. He was on both us and told us to get it over with and commit," he said.

Mabin rushed for 1,495 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior in 2005. As a sophomore, he rushed for 1,775 yards and scored 25 touchdowns. He also topped the 1,000-yard plateau as a freshman in 2003. Jordan is capable of running a 4.5 forty-yard dash.

Mabin has received scholarship offers from Pittsburgh, Indiana and Kent State.

"Most of the schools from the Big East and Big Ten are recruiting me. I would like to wait until the end of summer before making a decision. The Panthers remain at the top of my list. I really like it there and I feel comfortable with the coaching staff. "

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