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Erie's Connor commits to Pitt

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Erie McDowell defensive end James Connor commits to Pitt

Pitt head coach Paul Chryst received his second verbal commitment in as many days when James Connor of Erie McDowell said he plans to play for the Panthers next year.
Conner, 6-2 and 235-pounds, has added size since his junior year and can play multiple positions, including linebacker, defensive end and running back. He'll play defensive end and running back as a senior.

Conner set a McDowell school record with 12 sacks as a junior in 2011. He also had offers from MAC programs Toledo, Ohio, Eastern Michigan and Bowling Green.
Pitt Recruiting Class 2013
Carson Baker, OL, Fairborn HS (Fairborn, OH) 6-5, 315
Chris Blewitt, K, West Potomic HS (Alexandria, VA) 5-10, 175
Zach Challingsworth, WR, South Fayette HS (McDonald, PA) 6-2, 180
Tra'von Chapman, QB, Theodore Roosevelt HS (Kent, OH) 6-2, 190
Corey Clement, RB, Glassboro HS (Glassboro, NJ) 5-11, 205
James Connor, DW, Erie McDowell HS (Erie, PA) 6-2, 235
Tony Harper, DB, St. John's HS (Toledo, OH) 6-4, 195
Titus Howard, DB, Clairton HS (Clairton, PA) 6-1, 165
Tyrique Jarrett, DT, Milford Academy (Pittsburgh, PA) 6-4, 310
Luke MacLean, LB, Grand Blanc HS (Grand Blanc, MI) 6-3, 230
Scott Orndoff, TE, Seton-LaSalle HS (Pittsburgh, PA) 6-6, 255
Jaymar Parrish, FB, Gateway HS (Monroeville, PA) 6-1, 240
Aaron Reese, OL, Chambersburg HS (Chambersburg, PA) 6-5, 285
Shakir Soto, DE, G.A.R. Memorial HS (Wilkes-Barre, PA) 6-4, 245
Ryan Winslow, P, La Salle College HS (Wyndmoor, PA) 6-5, 215

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