Pitt offers another Florida RB

The University of Pittsburgh continues to be heavily involved with a large number of quality running backs. Panthers assistant coach Aubrey Hill appears to have offered a Floridian with considerable speed. Will Pitt land this blue-chipper? Read on.

The University of Pittsburgh has been actively recruiting a number of quality running backs from the state of Florida. Bo Williams from Oakland Park, FL, Xavier Stinson from Hollywood, FL, Zacchaeus Brown from Royal Palm Beach, FL and Greg Williams from Naples, FL. hold scholarship offers from the Panthers.

Panthers' wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill has offered a scholarship to another Floridian known for his blistering speed. His name is Chacon Lee (5-foot-11 inches, 195 pounds) from Edison High School in Miami, FL.

To gain some perspective on Lee, the PantherDigest.com spoke with Edison High School Head Football Coach Corey Bell.

"Chacon has been offered by Pitt, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Auburn and South Florida," said Bell. "He's one heck of a football player. He's a high character kid that's very coachable. Chacon gives you a strong north-south runner that has the speed and elusiveness to cut to the outside. His speed is his best asset."

"I never have an issue giving him the ball on 3rd and 1. He has the power to get you the extra yard. He's a game breaker as well. It wasn't uncommon to see him break open an 80 yard run for a touchdown."

Lee rushed for 1,127 yards and scored 17 touchdowns as a junior. He is capable of running a 4.4 forty-yard dash.

Coach Bell indicated that the Panthers are closely scrutinizing Miami-Edison linebacker Dwight Hunt (6-foot-1 inches, 210 pounds).

"I don't know when Chacon will make his final decision but I can assure you he is highly interested in the Panthers. They are one of his top choices right now.'

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

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