Pitt's camps yield results
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Pitt's annual football prospect camps have been productive for the Panthers' first-year coaching staff which has harvested three commitments in the past week.
The latest came Saturday afternoon when standout running back Corey Clement from Glassboro, N.J., committed to the Panthers while attending prospect camp at the UPMC South Side facility
Clement, who has a four-star ranking by both major recruiting services, Scout and Rivals, chose the Panthers after also receiving offers from Florida State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Nebraska, Iowa and West Virginia.
He rushed for 2,510 yards and 34 touchdowns last season as a junior.
Clement's commitment came one day after South Fayette High School receiver Zach Challingsworth chose the Panthers over Toledo, Temple, Akron and a host of other offers from Mid-American Conference schools.
Challingsworth actually had committed to Toledo, but he de-committed when Pitt coach Paul Chryst offered him a scholarship earlier this week on the heels of him attending Pitt's prospect camp last weekend.
And last Saturday Tony Harper, a defensive back/tight end from St. Johns High in Toledo, Ohio, camped at Pitt, received an offer and committed to the Panthers before he left campus.
Harper chose Pitt over offers from Akron, Ohio and Toledo.
In addition, standout quarterback Tra'von Chapman from Theodore Roosevelt High in Kent, Ohio, attended Pitt's camp June 9 and Saturday and is expected to commit to the Panthers in the next few weeks.
If Chapman, who has received more than a dozen offers, does commit to Pitt, it would be a big boost to the recruiting class.
Chapman is the top quarterback target from the class of 2013 on the Panthers' recruiting board.
Tight end recruit Adam Breneman has torn his ACL, his Cedar Cliff High coach Jim Cantafio confirmed. Breneman, 6 feet 5 and 228 pounds, is rated by Rivals as the top tight end in the country for the class of 2013.
He injured his knee in a 7-on-7 practice when he cut after coming down with the pass. Cantafio said it was the first serious injury of Breneman's career.
First Published June 17, 2012 12:00 am