Pitt Offers Glenn Carson

Glenn Carson comes from good football genes, having two uncles who played at North Carolina State, once of which that went to the NFL afterwards and a grandfather who also played at the professional level. Whether or not Carson will make it to the NFL remains to be seen, but with nine scholarship offers in hand, he'll certainly be making it to the college.

Glenn Carson picked up an offer from Pittsburgh today to add to the eight he already had from Boston College, Maryland, North Carolina State, Northwestern, Rutgers, Stanford, Syracuse and North Carolina. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound middle linebacker from Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin, N.J., has never been to Pitt for an unofficial visit, but has been on campus before and knows a bit about the program.

"I believe Pittsburgh talked to my head coach today when they offered me the scholarship," Carson said. "I haven't ever seen their facilities or been to a game or anything, but I did have a wrestling tournament near there a while back and got the chance to check out the campus. I liked that there were a lot of hills there because where I live is very bland and straight."

"I also know that Pittsburgh is a tough program," Carson added. "I talked to one of the coaches from there and he said they were looking for a hard-nosed Jersey boy to come in and play middle linebacker for them. I like their physical and aggressive style of play because that's how I play. They said they wanted me to come check it out there, so I may go up. There are just so many schools I am going to have to go see at this point that I don't know where I'll end up going just yet."

Carson wrestles in the 215-pound weight class and lost in the state final match last season to Alex Silvestro, currently of Rutgers.

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