Pitt Prospects Camp 3

The Pitt football team completed a successful three-day run with its final prospects camp Saturday despite heavy morning rain and the threat of a thunderstorm.

The third installment of this year's camp had about 200 recruits registered and another two dozen walk-ons for to put the three-day Pittsburgh event at more than 700 players overall in attendance.

Along with Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt and director of football operations Chris LaSala, Panthers assistant strength and conditioning coach James Smith spoke to the players. Smith was charged with instructing the recruits in specific running techniques and various other conditioning drills.


Smith emphasizes a point to the campers.

Many of the recruits who competed Friday stayed over for Saturday's sessions, but there appeared to be more young players on the final day. Still, there were a handful who the Panthers are considering tendering offers like linebacker Rashaun Smith from Bridgeton, N.J. High School; wideout Ikeem Pingshaw from Dunbar HS in Washington, D.C.; wideout Allen Hurns from Carol City HS in Miami, Fla.; and tight end Mike Lee from Woodland Hills HS in Pittsburgh and left-handed quarterback Mark Myers from St. Ignatius HS in Cleveland, Ohio.

Several players who are 2011 recruits with serious Pitt interest include tight end Ray Hamilton from Strongsville HS in Cleveland, Ohio; and offensive lineman Brandon Clemmons from Delaware Valley HS in Philadelphia, Pa.

Other players of interest Saturday included lineman J.D. Dzurko from North Penn HS in North Wales, Pa.; RB-DB Ndubisi Edekoye from John F. Kennedy HS in Silver Spring, Md.; lineman Tyler Hightower from Hopewell, Pa. HS; RB-DB Charles Brown from St. John's HS in Washington, D.C.; Ty-Meer Brown from McKeesport, Pa. HS; 2011 QB-DB Michael Caputo from Blackhawk, HS in Chippewa, Pa.; and tailback Cody Cook from Beaver Falls, Pa. HS.

Jeff Dobbins from Bishop Canevin HS in Pittsburgh suffered a knee injury and could not compete during the camp. The three-star middle linebacker does not have any offers, but Pitt and Toledo reportedly are interested the most.

Pitt's final recruiting camp is next weekend, a team passing version, Saturday and Sunday at the Panthers' practice facility.

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