Pitt Targets Nation's Best

The Pittsburgh Panthers under Dave Wannstedt have landed three consecutive Top 25 classes in a row. In order to make it four straight the Panthers must land their share of the top prospects and here is the first updated version of the Top 100.

Scout.com National Top 100

The Pittsburgh Panthers have offered several members of the initial Class of 2009 Top 100. This is the first update of the Top 100 this year.


#13 SLB Dorian Bell Monroeville/PA/Gateway

Bell may be the best athlete that Gateway has produced under Terry Smith and that is saying something. Bell is capable of playing all three linebacker positions. bell has racked up close to 40 scholarship offers already.


#24 WLB Jelani Jenkins Wheaton/MD/Good Counsel

Jenkins reminds us of a bigger, thicker version of Akeem Hebron a former U.S. Army All-American and current Georgia Bulldog. Jenkins is an outstanding athlete who can wreak havoc on an offense.


#36 WR Je'Ron Stokes Philadelphia/PA/Northeast

Stokes is one of the most determined athletes you'll ever see. He wants to prove he is the best on every single play. He has outstanding straightline speed and is very dangerous in the open field.


#37 CB Corey Brown Monroeville/PA/Gateway

Brown may not be the fastest corner in the country, but he is one of the smartest. He does not get beat, because he is always in position to make a play on the ball.


#60 WR Todd Thomas Beaver Falls/PA

Another two-sport star coming out of the WPIAL. Thomas may not be on the same level as Terrelle Pryor and Jonathan Baldwin, but he's not far behind either. Thomas could play offense or defense at the next level.


#83 CB Darrell Givens Indian Head/MD/Lackey

Cover corners who are 6-1/180 do not grow on trees and they are highly coveted to deal with today's big wide receivers. Givens is a great athlete and is not afraid to hit people either.


#97 QB Tom Savage Springfield/PA/Cardinal O'Hara

Savage has all the tools to be great and he has shown at camps and combines that he is, but he has yet to prove that he can be productive and healthy through an entire season. Once he does his stock could rise.


Scout.com National Top 100


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