Chris runs the 40 in 5.2 seconds and benches 385 lbs, squats 550 lbs and deadlifts 550 lbs. He recorded 65 pancake blocks during his junior season and also finished 7th in the state of Ohio power lifting championships. Last season Chris was selected All-Ohio, 1st team All-Southwest Ohio, and 1st team "Ohio Future Stars" among other accomplishments. Chris pointed out how he really felt welcome at Pitt. He said he loved the city of Pittsburgh and said the coaching staff is awesome. Pitt's new strength coach Dave Kennedy was also a big selling point, as Chris knew him from attending camps at Ohio State. Chris also mentioned that it will be cool to play in the same stadium as the Steelers. Chris is easily one of the top offensive linemen in the Midwest, and is considered one of the top-rated pure centers in the entire country. Pitt was the first school to offer Chris, but Notre Dame, Florida, Tennessee, Nebraska, Ohio State and Boston College all were showing heavy interest. Pitt is very thin depth wise on the offensive line after losing several players to career ending injuries, so Chris has a excellent chance to not only play, but to start early in his Pitt career.
Chris Vangas gives verbal to Pitt!!!
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