Pair from NY to visit PITT

University of Pittsburgh Running Backs Coach Dave Walker has been diligently recruiting in the state of New York. He was able successfully land blue-chip standouts Kevin Collier and McKenzie Mathews in 2006. It appears he has his eyes on a pair of stellar players from Brooklyn, NY.

Canarsie High School in Brooklyn, NY happens to have an outstanding pair of 2007 prospects: defensive tackle Kevin Brown (6-foot-4 inches, 270 pounds) and wide receiver/safety Christopher Golding (6-foot-2 inches, 220 pounds). Brown, a player that recently opened eyes at the All-American Combine at Piscataway, N.J., already holds a scholarship offer from the University of Pittsburgh. Golding is extremely high on the Panthers and hopes to impress Head Coach Dave Wannstedt and staff over the summer.

"I have offers from Pittsburgh, Rutgers and I believe Syracuse," stated Brown. "I like the Panthers quite a bit and look forward to attending their summer football camp. I'm going to head down there with my teammate Christopher Golding."

"Coach (David) Walker was at our school a week ago talking with our coach. My coach told me that Pitt really likes Chris and me."

Brown has been a three-year starter for Canarsie High School. He started on both sides of the line (offensive and defensive tackle). Kevin is capable of bench pressing 315 pounds and squatting 580 pounds. He claims to run a 4.95 forty-yard dash.

"My team plays with three down linemen so I play defensive end. I'll play defensive tackle in college. People tell me I have the frame to carry close to 300 pounds."

Brown visited the Panthers earlier in the year during their blue-chip junior day. He had nothing but positive things to say about Pitt. "I really think it would be a fun place to play football. The facilities were simply incredible and I liked the coaching staff," said Kevin.

"I'm a student of the game. I have a high football IQ and I prepare thoroughly for each game. I'm a tenacious player. You don't want to run on my side. I won't back down from anyone and I like to go head to head with the best."

"I'm hearing from Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Boston College, Syracuse and Buffalo," said Christopher Golding. "I can't wait to get down to Pittsburgh and show the coaches what I can do on the football field."

Golding has been a three year starter at wide receiver and free safety. He stated he prefers offense, but he's willing to move to the secondary if he can "get onto the field". Christopher runs a 4.5 forty-yard dash, bench presses 265 pounds and squats 475 pounds.

"My speed and strength help me on either side of the ball. Coaches are telling me I'm a mix of a deep threat and possession receiver. I can usually outmuscle a defensive back and I'm not scared to go up for the ball."

"I'm highly interested in Pittsburgh. Kevin and I are going to drive down there together real soon."

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