Houser Could Be Pitt's Next Center

LeSean McCoy has come in for the Panthers this season and already eclipsed the 1000-yard mark, showing that he has the potential to be the focal point for the Panther offense for years to come. In order to keep that train rolling however, the offensive line must stay solid which is why the coaching staff recently offered a center with some experience in Robb Houser.

Robb Houser, a three-star, 6-foot-3, 285-pound offensive center from Butte College in California currently holds two offers from Pittsburgh and Idaho State, although with others such as Syracuse and Baylor recruiting him, the lineman is trying to take his time making a decision right now.

"I am really excited about the offer from Pittsburgh," Houser stated. "I think a lot of them and while I am still seeing what else I can get, Pittsburgh is definitely my first choice at this point. They said they are looking for me to come in and start right away at center and seemed to be really impressed with me. The staff said they just need an experienced guy like me to complete the package on offense and really like my power and speed getting to the linebackers.

"Coach (Charlie) Partridge is really trying to get me out for a visit soon and their offensive line coach (Paul Dunn) is flying out to California to see me tomorrow in person. There is a small possibility I could commit to Pittsburgh tomorrow when he is here, but like I said, I am trying to explore all of my options."

Houser spoke a bit about what he sees in the Panther program right now.

"I really like their facilities and that they play at Heinz Field. There is a lot of great tradition in that program and in the city of Pittsburgh as well. My coaches said that they are very good academically and I see a good, young football team there."

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