Florida WR has PITT on top

The state of Florida is widely known as a hotbed of football talent. University of Pittsburgh Head Football Coach Dave Wannstedt and staff have put a heavy recruiting focus on the state. The Panthers were the first to offer a top Florida athlete.

"Recruiting is really picking up," stated A.J. Guyton (6-foot, 185 pounds) from Homestead Senior High School in Homestead, FL. "Pittsburgh was the first to offer me a scholarship and that means a lot. Auburn, Ole Miss, Memphis and Central Florida are very close to offering me as well."

Panthers' wide receivers coach Aubrey Hills is primarily recruiting Guyton. He has a phenomenal season as a junior. In six games, he passed for 849 yards and scored 5 touchdowns. A.J. rushed for over 200 yards and averaged over 8 yards per carry.

"There are a lot of schools close to offering me, but the Panthers remain my first offer. That means a lot. It really showed me that they want me to be part of their team. I really need to get up there and visit. I have an aunt that lives in Virginia. Although it's not real close, I want to visit her and head to up to see what Pittsburgh is all about."

Guyton is capable of running a 4.5 forty-yard dash and bench pressing 240 pounds. He recently took his SATs but he has yet to receive his score. A.J. will be attending the Scout.com All-American combine in Boca Raton on May 13th. He plans on attending the Elite 11 quarterback camp in Miami, FL.

"Most schools want me at wide receiver. The Panthers told me they want me at wide receiver. Although I'm a quarterback, I have been taking reps at wide receiver when our second string quarterback is in. I can't wait for the Scout.com combine on May 13th. I'm going to work out with the wide receivers and show them what I'm about."

Ajami "A.J." will attend the Georgia Tech football camp on June 10th and the Miami (FL) football camp on June 17th. He lists Pitt, Ole Miss, LSU, Miami (FL) and Georgia as his top five schools. Pitt is currently evaluating two more of Guyton's teammates: Alphonso Bryant and Joe Nicholas. He would like to major in business administration.

"I will probably wait until the end of summer or the early part of the season before making a final decision. I'll evaluate the offers in I have and make a decision from there. Pittsburgh has really helped them with the first offer. I just want to play on the next level and be a big contributor."

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

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