Kyle Hubbard a Panther

The University of Pittsburgh ventured to St. Edward High School in Lakewood, OH to land standout class of 2006 offensive lineman Joe Thomas. It didn't take Head Coach Dave Wannstedt and his coaching staff long to venture back for more talent. The Panthers received a verbal commitment from standout tight end Kyle Hubbard on Sunday.

Standout tight end / wide receiver Kyle Hubbard (6-foot-5 inches, 215 pounds) from St. Edwards High School in Lakewood, OH contacted the PantherDigest.com on Sunday night and left the following message, "I wanted you to know that I'm officially a Panther. I have committed to the University of Pittsburgh."

Hubbard caught 40 receptions for over 500 yards as a junior. He was named All-District, All-Conference and second team All-County. Kyle is a solid student with a 2.8 grade point average.

Hubbard has written offers from Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Kent State, Bowling Green and Akron. He stated that his senior performance has drawn internet from a host of Big 10 schools.

"The Panthers have been recruiting me for a long time. I like the direction of the program and it's fairly close to home."

Hubbard was named All-District, All-Conference, and second team All-County honors as a junior. Panthers' defensive coordinator Paul Rhodes has been primarily responsible for his recruitment.

Harry G. Psaros can be contacted at harrypsaros@msn.com.

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