Harrisburg standout camps at Pitt

With the additions of recent standouts from Bishop McDevitt and Central Dauphin, including Aaron Berry, LeSean McCoy, Jack Lippert, Salath Williams and now Artie Rowell, Pitt has become a pretty visible force in recruiting Harrisburg. Now, the program is drawing prospects from surrounding schools to its prospect camps. Harrisburg defensive back Ryan Wellington is one of them.

One of the things that impressed Ryan Wellington when he was at Pitt's camp this past week, was the personal attention the Pitt coaches gave to the prospects in attendance.

"They really took the time to talk to you," Wellington said. "I spent the most time working out with the DBs. I wish I would have done a little bit of both (with running backs). But, I went out comfortable. I showed the coaches I can be comfortable, from that aspect."

As a junior, Wellington was primarily a defensive player. He had 42 tackles, along with two interceptions and eight sacks, an impressive feat for a defensive back. He also earned first-team all-Mid-Penn conference honors. He caught the eye of several coaches in attendance at Pitt's prospect camp.

"I talked to many coaches from Buffalo and Bowling Green, and Coach Angelichio from Pitt," Wellington said. "There were a variety of coaches there. So many coaches start a conversation with you. They weren't afraid to step in and tell you what you need to become a better football player."

Pitt is a school Wellington would be interested in hearing more from.

"The one thing, I'm a Pittsburgh Steeler fan, and my mom is a Pitt alumni," Wellington said. "It was a real big accomplishment to go to Pitt's camp. Coach Angelichio is pushing me to get better. It's more of a family setting with Pittsburgh.

"Pitt's different from a lot of schools. Coach Wannstedt said there were 60 schools at the camp. If it doesn't work out for you, he ultimately wants you to play college football. He's all about getting kids scholarships. He does a lot of things you don't see from a lot of colleges. He wants you to succeed. That's the thing I admire about him the most."

As a result of the camp he had last week, he will head to Bowling Green, Buffalo, and back to Pitt as well.

"Bowling Green, as far as formally offering me, they want me to come to school on Friday, see me work out," Buffalo and Pitt as well. (Pitt) didn't come out and offer, but they said I could come out and (camp) again."

Panther More Top Stories