Josh Bynes talks about his future

University of Pittsburgh Head Football Coach Dave Wannstedt will soon be looking for a replacement for All-American linebacker H.B. Blades. It appears the Panthers coaching staff has targeted an outstanding replacement from Boyd H. Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, FL. The spoke with Bynes for an update.

"I'm looking at a bunch of schools. I guess you could say I have a top ten," stated blue-chip linebacker Josh Bynes (6-foot-3 inches, 225 pounds) from Boyd H. Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, FL. "I would say that Auburn, Iowa, LSU, UCLA, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Tennessee are my favorites."

Bynes had an outstanding junior season. He registered 107 tackles in 10 games. Josh's top performance came against Ely High School, when he had 21 tackles, 2 sacks, and 3 caused fumbles. considers Josh a four-star prospect

"I have set to official visits. I'll be heading to Auburn on October 13th and Iowa on September 30th. Hopefully I'll have the rest of my visits set soon."

"Our team has a 2-2 record right now. I'm our starting middle linebacker. I feel like I'm having a good year. I had over 40 tackles, 3 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries in four games."

Josh is capable of running the forty-yard dash in 4.6 seconds, bench pressing 315 pounds and squatting 450 pounds. The Panthers are recruiting two of his teammates: cornerback Moses Jenkins and offensive lineman Branden Curry.

"I'm going to take all five of my official visits. I'm going to choose the school that makes me feel most comfortable. Academics are important to me as well. I realize the importance of a quality education."

"I'm going to spend a lot of time with the linebackers coach on my visit. That will be my position and I'm going to have to have a good relationship with them."

"I haven't made a decision yet but I might visit Pittsburgh. I have three spots left and I'm going to decide soon. I want playing time and it looks like they will have a lot of linebackers graduating."

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