Pitt Adds 2015 OL
Jim Hueber
Panther Digest Publisher
Posted Jan 18, 2014


Alex Paulina earned all-conference honors as early as his freshman year, and is a two-sport star in football and lacrosse.

Paul Chryst's Saturday got even better, as he got his first commit for the Class of 2015.

Alex Paulina, a 6-4, 280-pound offensive lineman from Canon-McMillan High School, gave Paul Chryst a verbal commitment on Saturday.

Despite missing a majority of the 2013 season due to a concussion, Paulina is one of the most heavily recruited athletes in there 2015 WPIAL class.

"Your looking at the next 2015 Pitt Panther," Paulina said on his Instagram page. "Committed this year and excited to get there in 2 years and start my journey!"

Since his first recruiting class in 2012, Chryst has emphasized building up the number of offensive linemen in the program. Though only four teams allowed more sacks in there country, among all FBS schools, Matt Rotheram and Artie Rowell had breakthrough years this past season.

True freshman Dorian Johnson played a significant role as a true freshman. Chryst was able to redshirt four freshmen on the line in this past year's class. He also has three verbal commitments (Alex Bookser, Connor Hayes, Michael Grimm) for 2014.

With National Letter of Intent Day just a few weeks away, Pitt has 24 verbal commitments for its 2014 recruiting class.



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