Jordan Mabin happy with visit to Pitt

The University of Pittsburgh is in the process of augmenting its talent base. One of the top athletes from the state of Ohio, Jordan Mabin from Nardonia High School in Macedonia, OH visited the Panthers this weekend. The spoke with Joran about his experience.

"I enjoyed my visit to Pitt," stated Jordan Mabin (5-foot-10 inches, 185 pounds) from Nardonia High School in Macedonia, OH. "I have been to Pittsburgh many times so I have seen a good bit of Pitt's facilities and campus. My main goal was spending time with the players and getting to know them better." ranks Mabin a "four-star" prospect and the 16th best cornerback in the class of 2007. He rushed for over 4,000 yards in his career. Despite Jordan's impressive numbers, most believe he will develop into a top flight cornerback prospect.

"I had a game on Friday so I couldn't make it down until Saturday morning. The Panthers played a great game against Toledo. It was a good win for them. My cousin, Dorin (Dickerson), was my host for the weekend."

Jordan has received scholarship offers from Pitt, Northwestern, Indiana, Cincinnati, Akron and Kent State. He rushed for 1,495 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior in 2005. As a sophomore, he rushed for 1,775 yards and scored 25 touchdowns. He also topped the 1,000-yard plateau as a freshman in 2003. Jordan is capable of running a 4.5 forty-yard dash.

"I really wanted to get to know the players and talk with some of them. Dorin and I hung out and watched some college football then we went to hang out with some players. I got to speak with H.B. Blades and Darrelle Revis for a while. Darrelle spent a good bit of time with my talking about his experience as a freshman and his development through the years. It gave me good perspective on what to look forward to in the future."

"H.B. and Darrelle had great things to say about Pitt and the coaching staff. They said it was a great place to play football."

Mabin stated one of the highlights of the trip was dinner with Head Coach Dave Wannstedt and his wife at Dave and Busters on Saturday night.

Jordan spent additional time talking with freshman offensive guard Joe Thomas and cornerback Jovani Chappel. "I thought my talk with Joe helped out," he said. "We're both from the same part of Ohio and he told me how nice it was to be close to home and have family come watch you play."

"I enjoyed my visit this weekend. It was really good. I have completed visits to Pitt and Northwestern and I'll make a decision soon. I just have to sit down with my family and talk things over."

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