Clemons to visit PITT this weekend

The University of Pittsburgh has offered a number of quality wide receiver recruits. Blue-chip wide receiver recruit Toney Clemons (6-foot-3 inches, 185 pounds) from Valley Senior High School in New Kensington, PA may be the best. The PantherDigest.com recently spoke with him about his future.

"I have a bunch of scholarship offers and I'm fairly wide open right now," stated Toney Clemons. "It's been really busy lately and I haven't had time to focus on recruiting. I have been focused on track and my summer job. Things are starting to wind down and I can take a closer look at the whole process."

Scout.com ranks Clemons the 9th best wide receiver in the class of 2007. He led New Kensington to a 7-3 record last season. Toney finished with 43 catches for 667 yards and 13 touchdowns. Clemons was named to the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette Fabulous 22 team.

"I'm going to take an unofficial visit down to Pitt this weekend with my mother. I want to take a closer look at the academic end of things and get to learn more about the program."

Clemons recently won a pair of gold medals in the 110-meter hurdles and long jump at the PIAA track and field championships. He is capable of running a 4.5 forty-yard dash.

"Pitt is my hometown school and I'm getting more comfortable with the coaches. I'm going to stop down at their summer camp but just to say hello. They have seen me workout before."

Pitt recently landed a commitment from blue-chip quarterback Pat Bostick. Bostick is the top ranked recruit in the state of Pennsylvania. Scout.com ranks him the 3rd best quarterback in the nation. Clemons was asked about Bostick and he quickly replied, "That was big for Pitt. I know Pat and he can really play. He's the type of player that will bring other great players with him. As a wide receiver, you simply can't ignore his commitment."

"I'm going to start setting official visits and narrow my list down after I have seen more schools. I really don't have a timetable set up. Maybe the process could end quickly if I really like a school or something just clicks with me."

Tony was asked what he was looking for in a school and he replied, "I want to feel like home at the school. I want to feel comfortable. The program I go to has to produce on the football field and win. I'll be interested to know how many people they have sent to the NFL as well."

"I'm high on Pitt and I plan on looking into their sports management and secondary education programs this weekend. It's early but the Panthers are doing to remain high on my list throughout the process."

Recruiting Note: The Panthers have targeted four outstanding wide receiver prospects: Clemons, Nick Sukay (6-foot-2 inches, 190 pounds) from Greensburg Central Catholic High School (Greensburg, PA), Jon Ditto (6-foot-4 inches, 220 pounds) from Gateway High School in Monroeville, PA and Maurice Williams (6-foot-3 inches, 190 pounds) from Strong Vincent High School in Erie, PA. Pitt would like to add at least two of the four players. Ditto may have a decision by the end of the week. He has narrowed him choices to Pitt and Penn State.

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


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