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Local prospect Andrew Devlin chose the Virginia Cavaliers over the Pitt Panthers last week. Today, Jordan Gibbs chose the Pitt Panthers over the Virginia Cavaliers. When you break down the measureables both are very similar.

According to sources close to the situation, Millersville (Pa.) Penn Manor tight end Jordan Gibbs has committed to the Pittsburgh Panthers over offers from Illinois and Virginia. Gibbs who stands 6-foot-7 and weighs in at 275 pounds and runs a 4.8 forty-yard dash was offered by the Panthers staff last week after a visit to the Oakland campus.

The loss of Andrew Devlin a local player from nearby Mt. Lebanon hurt the Panthers, but it is not as great now as it looked a few days ago. Especially when you compare the two players.

Devlin 6-7 and 255 pounds, runs a 4.8 forty-yard dash. Devlin had 12 catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns as a junior. Gibbs had 20 catches for 451 yards and five touchdowns. Both players play in AAAA, which is the highest classification in the state. Devlin plays in a tougher league. Both players could start out as tight ends and move to offensive tackle.

So, who got the better end of the deal? Only time will tell. Both teams picked up exceptional talents. That leaves William Penn big man Richard Muldrow as the state's lone uncommitted skyscraper.


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