Hynoski commits to Pitt

University of Pittsburgh Head Football Coach Dave Wannstedt hopes to establish a physical and punishing running game. He took one step closer to his goal when rugged fullback Henry Hynoski verbally committed to the Panthers today. Read on for details.

Running back Henry Hynoski (6-foot-2 inches, 240 pounds) from Southern Columbia Area High School in Catawissa, PA held a press conference today to announce he will be attending the University of Pittsburgh. He chose Pitt over Iowa, Rutgers and Temple. "Hyno" becomes the 11th player to join the Panthers' class of 2007.

Scout.com Big East Analyst Bob Lichtenfels ranks Hynoski the 14th best player in the state of Pennsylvania. He is ranked a three-star recruit. Henry rushed for 2,180 yards and scored 34 touchdowns as a junior. He caught 6 passes for 136 yards and scored 1 touchdown.

Hynoski has been compared to Tampa Bay Buccaneers standout Mike Alstott. Coach Wannstedt envisions him as a hybrid between a running back and fullback.

In a recent interview with Scout.com, Henry stated ""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 are treated like a God in Pittsburgh."

The PantherDigest.com will speaking with Hynoski about his decision later today.

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

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