Hynoski names his leader

Henry Hynoski is considered one of the top running back prospects in the state of Pennsylvania. He recently completed a number of unofficial visits prior to making his final decision. What school does he list as his current leader? Read on for details.

Pennsylvania fullback/tailback Henry Hynoski (6-2, 235, 4.65), from Southern Columbia Area High School in Catawissa, said he favors Pittsburgh slightly over Iowa and Rutgers. All have offered.

"I'm being recruited as a fullback, but the schools would utilize me more as a tailback, so I'll be blocking and catching," Hynoski said. "I'm a lot stronger in the fourth quarter than in the first. While everyone else is slowing down, my heart's determination is growing as the game goes on. I just want to improve my breakaway speed so that I have that extra burst.

"Pittsburgh is four hours away, so I've been there half a dozen times since my freshman year—and the more I go to a school, the more comfortable I get there. I've seen all the facilities, spent time with the great staff, met most of the players and so I do feel most comfortable at Pittsburg. They have a professional size stadium in one of the best sports towns of America. If you are on the college football team, you're treated like a god in Pittsburgh," he said.

"Iowa just offered me in June, so I visited a few days ago. It wasn't what I thought it would be—like a hick town where everybody drives pick-up trucks. The campus was beautiful in its own little paradise surrounded by corn fields. And Iowa City is an average size city. They have such a prestigious program and they were Big Ten champions two out of the last four years. Plus, they won four out of their last five bowl games. Coach Kirk Ferentz has made his team very successful," Hynoski said.

"Rutgers was my first offer. The coaches there are really classy people with a lot of integrity. They also had the most impressive weight room and facilities I've seen so far. I visited last about a month ago, but I've also been there almost six times because it's only two and a half hours from home.

"My family said that no matter how far from home I have to go to college, they will come anywhere to watch my games and see me, even if it's on the west coast," he said. "I want to commit and get it out of the way before the season. I'm being recruited a little bit for basketball but there's no point going into the details, because I'm 100 percent going to play football."

Hynoski bench presses 400, squats 550 and vertically jumps 33".

He reports a 3.9 core GPA and an 1800 SAT.

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