Andrew Devlin narrows list

University of Pittsburgh Head Football Coach Dave Wannstedt has focused on a number of quality prospects from Western Pennsylvania. Jumbo-athlete Andrew Devlin (6-foot-6 inches, 255 pounds) from Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, PA happens to be one of them. He recently spoke with the PantherDigest.com about his narrowing list of schools. Read on for details.

"I have narrowed my list to six schools at this time: Iowa, Pitt, Virginia, Boston College, Stanford and Wisconsin," stated Andrew Devlin. "I have visited all six schools over the last two weeks. Michigan, Ohio State and possibly Notre Dame would be in the mix as well if they offer. At this time, I'm going to focus on the six schools I listed."

Devlin has been a two-year starter for Mt. Lebanon High School. He is a versatile and athletic player capable of playing tight end, defensive end and offensive tackle on the next level. Andrew was named first-team All-WPIAL as a junior. Pitt, Boston College, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Iowa, Connecticut, Rutgers and Stanford have extended scholarship offers.

"I'm looking for a school with a solid academic and athletic tradition. Atmosphere is important to me as well. I'm strongly considering majoring in pre-med so it would by nice to have a school with a strong medicine program."

Scout.com Big East Analyst Bob Lichtenfels ranks Andrew the 10th best player in the state of Pennsylvania. Scout.com ranks Devlin the 13th ranked tight end in the nation. Devlin is an exceptional student with an impressive 4.4 GPA and 1860 on his SAT.

When asked to comment on his visit to Pitt, he quickly replied, "I spent time with Coach (Dave) Wannstedt and Coach (Greg) Gattuso. They are simply great, straight forward guys. They are really knowledgeable and they care about their players."

"Pitt wants me to start out at tight end. If I happen to outgrow the position, I would move to offensive tackle. I'm 6-foot-6 inches tall and 250 pounds right now. It's hard to say how much I'll grow. My strength is run blocking so Pitt's new offensive philosophy suits my strengths. We run a lot of sweeps and I can get out and seal the corner."

"It looks like I'll make my decision on August 13th, prior to our three-a-days. Pitt is heavily in the mix. My mother is a big fan of the Panthers and she's pushing for Pitt!"

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


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