1. Chris McKillop DE/LB 6-4/235 Kiski Area High School (Export, Pennsylvania)
Chris is the Panthers’ first verbal for the 2003 recruiting class. At 6-4, 235lbs., Chris runs a 4.6 forty! He is an extremely versatile performer who can play fullback, tight end, linebacker, and defensive end. Most likely he will play defensive end at Pitt, but with the serious depth issues Pitt has at linebacker, it’s easy to see him getting immediate playing time at that position.
While Chris was playing linebacker early in high school, Joe Butler, who runs the Metro scouting index camp, said he was among the top 5 prospects in Western Pennsylvania. Joe mentioned that Chris stood out at his camp with his strength, speed, footwork, instincts, and overall athletic ability. Chris had 76 tackles, caused 4 fumbles, and had 6 sacks as a junior. He was also used as a power back in short yardage situations and would line up 6 or 7 yards off the ball and just power through the line. Chris ended up with 322 yards on 48 carries. His coach Dave Grimm described him as very physical - a big-time hitter and you just cannot teach that. He also went on to say that Chris has a good head on his shoulders and is a kid that you don’t need to worry about.
Chris has added 50 pounds since his freshman year and may not be done growing yet as his dad is 6-6, 260 lbs. He also ran track with a fastest time of 11.4 in the 100 meters.
After receiving heavy interest from Boston College and Syracuse, Chris made an early verbal to the Panthers, and said that Pitt was always his #1 choice and that he loved them all along while growing up watching them.
After registering 56 tackles, two interceptions, and one blocked field goal, Chris was possibly the WPIAL’s most dominant defensive player last year before an ankle injury ended his season after 5 weeks.
Chris is a great pickup for the Panthers and has a chance to play very early in his career.
2. Donald Brooks WR 6-4/185 Galveston O’Connell High School (Galveston, Texas)
Donald is the Panthers’ 2nd verbal for the class of 2003 and also a speedster who can run the forty in 4.4 seconds!
Donald was a Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) class 3A First-team All-State selection as a junior. He caught 25 passes for 626 yards, an average of 25 yards per catch, and 8 TD’s last season. Not only does Donald have great size, but he also has breakaway speed and is considered a big-time deep threat, which is rare for a WR of that size. Of his 8 TD catches last season, 5 were of 45 yards or longer!!! He had TD grabs of 53, 61, 59, and 52 yards and also had an 80-yard punt return for a TD.
Pitt had an inside track on this recruit as Donald’s high school coach, Dimitri Gazelas, played under Walt Harris at Pacific University in 1991-92 and Pitt defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads was his position coach in 1992-93. Coach Gazelas showed Pitt the tape on Donald before any other school, but now many schools, including Texas A&M, Oklahoma, SMU, and TCU, are showing interest.
What is more impressive is that Donald didn’t play football as a freshmen and sophomore to concentrate on basketball. Donald can perform a 360-degree dunk from a standing position under the basket! His coach says that after his first two steps, he is gone. He also goes on to say that Donald is raw and still needs to be taught how to run routes, but has a great work ethic.
Donald selected the Panthers without even visiting the campus and facilities because he is so impressed with the Panthers pass-oriented offense. Although Donald has a slender build, his coach says he is well put together and very strong for his height.
*Note: Donald was involved in a serious automobile accident and may enroll at a later date.
3. Mike Hull FB 5-11/245 Liberty High School (Goldvein, Virginia)
Mike was a class AA All-State performer last season as a junior after rushing for close to 1,300 yards. Per Prepstar, Mike can bench press over 310 pounds and can run the forty in 4.7 seconds. Mike has also been ranked the #17 recruit in the state of Virginia.
Tommy Buzzo, Mike’s coach at Liberty High School, commented that Mike just fell in love with Pitt when he visited. Mike is not only a blocking fullback, he also has fantastic running skills to go along with his powerful blocking, and that makes him a perfect fit for the Panthers. It’s no secret that Pitt coach Walt Harris loves to run more than one fullback in and out of the offense, plus he has been known to give the fullback the ball as many as 7 straight times to hammer a defense late in the game. Plus, a fullback at Pitt doesn’t just block; he carries the ball and catches passes, where at most schools they are just used as a blocker for the running back.
Pitt is very thin depth-wise at this position. By the time Mike arrives on campus, he will be only the 3rd fullback on scholarship, and one of them will be a senior, so Mike has a great chance to play early in his career. *Note: Mike Hull was in a serious automobile accident. Pitt will honor his scholarship, but it’s questionable if he will play again.
4. Allen Richardson DB 6-0/180 Euclid High School (Euclid, Ohio)
Allen, who runs a 4.5 forty, has given the Panthers a verbal commitment. Last season he had 44 tackles and 2 INT's as a junior. Allen is an outstanding athlete and has played QB, RB, and WR on offense at Euclid High School. He was recruited, though, to play defensive back for the Panthers.
Midwest Recruiting lists Allen as one of the top safety prospects in Ohio and he most likely will play safety in college also. Allen has ideal size and speed to play safety in college and it’s no secret that the Panthers are extremely thin at the position after both of last year’s starters are moving on, plus two probable starters this year are out with torn ACL injuries.
5. Chris Vangas OC 6-3/290 Chaminade-Julienne High School (Dayton, Ohio)
Chris runs the forty in 5.2 seconds and benches 385 pounds, squats 550 pounds, and deadlifts 550 pounds. He recorded 65 pancake blocks during his junior season and also finished 7th in the state of Ohio Power Lifting Championship. Last season, Chris was selected All-Ohio, 1st Team All-Southwest Ohio, and 1st Team “Ohio Future Stars”, among other accomplishments.
Duane Long, formerly of Prep Atlantic.com, had this to say about Chris in a feature called “Ohio’s Future Star’s”:
“Chris is a warrior who plays the game like it is supposed to be played, strong and physical, at the point of attack. Chris takes no quarter and offers none.”
Chris is easily one of the top offensive linemen in the Midwest, and is considered one of the top-rated pure centers in the entire country.
Chris pointed out how he really felt welcome at Pitt. He said he loved the city of Pittsburgh and said the coaching staff is awesome. Pitt’s new strength coach Dave Kennedy was also a big selling point, as Chris knew him from attending camps at Ohio State. Chris also mentioned that it will be cool to play in the same stadium as the Steelers.
Pitt was the first school to offer Chris, but Notre Dame, Florida, Tennessee, Nebraska, Ohio State, and Boston College all were showing heavy interest. Pitt is very thin depth-wise on the offensive line after losing several players to career-ending injuries, so Chris has an excellent chance to not only play, but start early in his Pitt career.
6. Rob Frederick OL 6-4/295
Rob is transferring from Tulsa to play for his hometown Panthers. Rob was a three-year letterman and starter on the offensive and defensive lines at Southmoreland High School in Scottdale, PA, playing center on offense and tackle on defense, plus handling the long-snap duties. He was a three-year selection to the Fay-West All-Star team, selected to the Pennsylvania Fabulous 85 team, and nominated for the Big 33 Football Classic. Rob was also named to the Pennsylvania Sports Fever Magazine Supreme Team.
Rob was recruited by the Panthers out of high school, but decided to go to Tulsa to play with his brother Ron who is also on the team. Rob redshirted last season and had a very strong spring practice, grading out very highly. He was named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll as a true freshmen.
A big professional wrestling fan who lists his favorite athlete as Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rob says his craziest ambition is to wrestle an alligator! He and 2003 recruit Afa Anoai should make quite a pair! With the Panthers lack of depth on the offensive line, Rob will be a welcome addition to the program.
*Note: Rob is an invited walk-on at this point.
7. Mike McGlynn OL 6-5/310 Austintown Finch High School (Austintown, Ohio)
Mike is the 8th recruit to give the Panthers a verbal for the 2003 recruiting class. Mike is rated by several recruiting services as one of the top 5 lineman prospects in the state of Ohio, and it is thought that since he didn’t play last year due to a scheduling mistake, he may very likely play himself into the best offensive lineman prospect in the state of Ohio.
Mike spent last season working out in the weight room and practicing with the team. Prepstar magazine lists him as being able to bench press 340 pounds, squat 550 pounds, and run a 5.2 forty.
Mike was supposed to be the first Ohio offensive lineman offered at the Senior Showcase Camp at Ohio State, but cancelled the trip when he realized that Pitt was the best choice for himself. Mike mentioned coach Bob Junko, the facilities being 2nd to none, and that fact that Pitt is close to home and his dad can come watch him play, as the main reasons for selecting the Panthers. He was offered by the Panthers after attending their camp a few weeks ago and gave a verbal after talking it over with his parents.
Mike started 10 games as a sophomore at the center position. He is an outstanding athlete who also plays baseball and basketball. Mike is known to be an excellent pass blocker. Others showing heavy interest in him included Ohio State, Maryland, Michigan State, Syracuse, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Pitt played last season with only 3 offensive tackles on scholarship, on the roster, so Mike couldn’t ask for a better opportunity.
8. Eric Thatcher CB 5-11/180 Cincinatti Moeller High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Eric started as a freshman at powerhouse Moeller High, something almost unheard of, and will be a 4-year starter this year! He started at safety as a freshman and sophomore, and played running back and wide receiver last season.
Eric rushed for 662 yards on 120 carries with 4 TD’s, plus had 27 catches for 437 yards and 5 TD’s last season. Prepstar Magazine lists Eric as having a 260 pound bench press, 420 pound squat, a 32 inch vertical jump, and a 11.0 100-meters, all outstanding marks for a cornerback prospect. Eric just attended a speed camp a week ago, so look for those numbers to only improve.
He suffered a severe ankle injury last season and some schools backed off from him after that, but Pitt stuck by him and the loyalty Pitt showed really meant a lot to him. Doctors have given his ankle 100% clearance and he really impressed at Pitt’s camp recently.
Eric is known for his excellent speed, versatility, and athletic ability. He is also known for being a team player and hard worker who is always looking to improve his play. Eric is very impressed with the fact that Pitt shares a stadium and practice facilities with the Steelers, as he wants to play in the NFL someday. Other schools showing heavy interest in Eric were Ohio State, Boston College, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Nebraska.
Eric fills a big-time need position for the Panthers. Three of the players in Pitt’s two-deep at cornerback are seniors and one is a junior, so Eric will have a great opportunity to start very early in his college career.
9. Zach Slates OG 6-3/305 Massillon Perry High School (Massillon, Ohio)
Zach, a dominating guard from Ohio, was recruited by Panthers. Insiders.com’s report on Zach said, “He is a tough, physical guard who is very strong. There wont be many guards in Ohio this year in Zach’s league.”
Zach can bench press 425 pounds, squat 600 pounds, power clean 330 pounds. He also has a personal best 5.15 forty. Zach was an All-Ohio selection after his junior year in which he helped lead his team to a 7-3 record. He started at tackle as a sophomore and helped lead his team to a 12-2 record.
Zach said the main reasons why he selected Pitt were the facilities, coaching staff, and proximity to his home. He also mentioned how beautiful he thought Heinz Field was. Assistant coach Bob Junko was the primary recruiter of Zach, but assistant coach Bob Ligashesky and the entire Panther coaching staff has a good relationship with Perry coach Keith Wakefield. Incoming Panther recruits Andy Alleman and David Abdul, who played for a rival school in Massillon, also helped recruit Zach. At the time Zach gave his verbal to Pitt, he was being recruited by South Carolina, Ohio State, and Michigan, and had offers from Duke, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, Bowling Green, and Akron.
Pitt’s two-deep at guard includes a senior and two juniors, so Zach couldn’t ask for a better situation to play early in his college career.
10. Kyle Smith DE 6-5/230 Harbor Creek High School (Erie, Pennsylvania)
Kyle has been a 3-year starter on defense and a 2-year starter on offense at tight end. He also runs the 40 yard dash in 4.9 seconds, bench presses 325 pounds, dead lifts 530 pounds, and has a vertical leap of 31 inches. Last season he had 50 tackles including 21 for losses and 4 sacks! Kyle was a 1st team All County selection as a junior.
Kyle, who is an excellent athlete, also is a 2-year starter on the varsity basketball team, averaging 8 points and 9 rebounds per game last year. He has a 3.1 GPA and scored 1,150 on the SAT. He plans to study secondary education and wants to be a math teacher and football coach.
Kyle was recruited by Pitt assistant coaches Bob Junko and Tom Freeman. He said he knew Pitt was the school for him after visiting the campus for the spring game, but he wanted his parents to get a chance to visit and see the campus before making it official. Kyle said the reasons he selected Pitt were the coaches, facilities, campus, and academic programs.
Kyle also had offers from Wisconsin, Maryland, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Duke, Toledo, Cincinnati, and Bowling Green.
11. Mark Yezovich FB 6-1/232 Woodland Hills High School (North Braddock, Pennsylvania)
Mark was a standout two-way performer for Woodland Hills. He finished with 596 yards and 9 TD’s on 109 carries on offense and 117 tackles, 9 sacks, and an INT on defense this season. He registered 231 tackles the past two years! With a 5 yards per carry average, Mark helped lead Woodland Hills to the State Championship game two years in a row. They also won the WPIAL Class AAAA title two years in a row.
Mark is a bruising hitter and two-year starter at linebacker. He registered an amazing 114 tackles as a junior! He has excellent size and is known to be a powerful blocker as well as a strong runner who has run the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds. Mark has excellent hands and is a threat catching the ball out of the backfield also.
Pitt is extremely thin depth-wise at fullback and Mark will have a great opportunity to play early in his Pitt career.
12. Kennard Cox WR 6-0/185 Mami Killian High School (Miami, Florida)
Kennard is the cousin of former Panther star cornerback and special teams ace Torrie Cox. He has legit 4.4 speed and averaged over 20 yards per catch during his sophomore and junior seasons. Kennard played QB his senior year to help his team. He has very good size, speed, and hands and should develop into an outstanding WR . Kennard has very quick feet and can excel returning kicks and punts. He was coached by Billy Rolle, who also coached Antonio Bryant and Torrie Cox at Northwestern High School in Miami. Kennard played at Killian High School in Miami. NC State, Georgia and Rutgers also offered Kennard.
13. Jameel Brady S 6-0/195 Miami Killian High School (Miami, Florida)
Jameel joins his teammate Kennard Cox, who both played for Miami Killian High School. His coach, Billy Rolle, who also coached Antonio Bryant and Torrie Cox at Miami Northwestern High School, helped convince both players that Pitt would be the right choice for them.
Jameel is considered one of the top defensive back prospects in South Florida. He registered 5 INT’s as a junior. Jameel was one of the top cornerbacks at this year’s Nike Camp in Florida. Jameel is known as a big-time hitter who can really come up and support the run. He played strong safety this season and that is the position he is projected to play in college. Jameel helped lead his team to an 11-1 record this season. He had impressive stats at the Nike Camp, running the 20-yard shuttle in 4.22 seconds and registering a 30.8 vertical jump. Jameel also had offers from Georgia, Colorado State, and Rutgers.
14. H.B. (Horatio Benedict) Blades LB 6-0/230 Plantation High School (Plantation, Florida)
H.B. is a very physical and aggressive player who loves contact. He is known as an intense competitor with a hard-hitting style of play. Blades can run the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds. A very intelligent player who studies the game, H.B. made 149 tackles, 6 INT’s, 4 sacks, 6 fumble recoveries, and 8 forced fumbles in 10 regular season games. He also scored two defensive TD’s while leading his team into the 2nd round of the playoffs and a District 7 6-A title. H.B. averaged 16 tackles a game as a junior. He registered an amazing 22 tackles in a playoff game his junior season.
H.B. can play inside or outside linebacker and loves to play smash-mouth football. He’s the son of Bennie and the nephew of Al and Brian Blades. All were fantastic football players and ferocious hitters. He wanted to leave the state of Florida for his college career and was recruited by Miami and Florida but declined. He selected the Panthers over Auburn, Virginia, Iowa State, and Rutgers. Recruiting guru Tom Lemming ranks Blades the #17 LB recruit in the entire country!
Pitt is very thin at linebacker and H.B. has a great chance to play early in his career at Pitt.
15. Clint Session LB 5-11/230 Ely High School (Pompano Beach, Florida)
An outstanding linebacker prospect who is known for his hard-hitting style of play, Clint is an aggressive player who makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage. He made 138 tackles, 7 sacks, and 11 fumble recoveries, returning 3 for TD’s to lead Ely to the Class 5A state title. Clint is a big-time hitter who is very strong at the point of attack, registering 39 tackles for a loss this season. He can bench press 370 pounds and can run the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds.
Clint will have an excellent opportunity to play very early in his Pitt career with the graduation of All-American Gerald Hayes and his backup Scott McCurley. Clint selected the Panthers over Michigan State, Purdue, Ole miss, Syracuse, North Carolina, Kansas State, and UConn.
16. Adam Graessle P/PK 6-4/205 Dublin Coffman High School (Dublin, Ohio)
Adam is the #1 rated kicker in the state of Ohio. He is a 4-star recruit per Insiders.com’s recruiting rankings. College Football News rated Adam as one of the top 20 kickers in the entire country. He averaged 44.3 yards per punt this season with a long of 77 yards. Adam has showed a strong, explosive leg with 59 touchbacks on his kicks and 5 field goals this year with a long of 47 yards. He was named All-Ohio Division-1 as a junior. He will most likely redshirt his first year then take over for All-Big East punter Andy Lee. He has a chance to be a 4-year starter as a punter and a 2-year starter as a kicker. Adam selected the Panthers over Louisville and Ohio State.
17. Windell Brown RB 6-1/195 Duquesne High School (Duquesne, Pennsylvania)
Windell is a very explosive athlete and a threat to score any time he touches the ball, racking up 40 total TD's. He's very dangerous in the open field. He could play RB, WR, CB, or Free Safety at Pitt but will get a chance at running back first. A Tribune Review and Post Gazette Class A Player of the Year, Windell rushed for 2,008 yards and 28 TD’s for the season. He also had 17 catches for 469 yards and 6 TD’s. He’s also is a big-time threat returning kicks and punts. Windell also registered 7 INT’s as a defensive back. He can run the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. He was named AP First-team All-State. He selected Pitt over Virginia, WVU and Toledo.
18. Joe Flacco QB 6-5/215 Audobon High School (Audubon, New Jersey)
Joe was ranked among the top 40 QB’s in the country per Insiders.com! Joe passed for 5,137 yards in 3 years as a starter. He passed for 2,020 yards and 10 TD’s last season. Joe is known for his quick release, strong arm, good vision, and the ability to remain calm under pressure. Joe passed for 110 of 220 for 1,790 yards and 15 TD’s as a junior. He also scored two rushing TD’s. Joe is a classic drop-back passer who can throw the ball on a frozen rope. Joe selected the Panthers over offers from Rutgers, Virginia Tech, UCF, Temple, and Akron.
19. Mike Phillips CB 5-11/180 Warren Harding High School (Warren, Ohio)
Mike is an outstanding cornerback prospect who has excellent size and speed. He can run the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. Mike should team with fellow Ohio recruit Eric Thatcher to form a great pair of cornerbacks for the future! Mike is known as a true cover corner and has the feet and hips to excel at the position in college. Mike made 24 tackles, 14 pass breakups, 4 INT’s, 2 fumble recoveries, and 1 forced fumble this season. Mike has a 3.7 GPA and has scored an 18 on his ACT! Mike selected the Panthers over offers from Boston College, Iowa, and Georgia Tech. 20. Derron Thomas LB 6-3/230 Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Greenbelt, Maryland)
Derron is a big, agile linebacker who can make plays all over the field. He has good quickness for a man his size. He has run a 4.67 40-yard dash, yet also benches over 315 pounds and squats over 475 pounds.
He will remind many of Lewis Moore in size and playing style. He may be the guy who ends up taking over for Moore after his senior season next year. Derron had over 235 tackles the past two seasons, including 97 this season. As a junior, Derron made over 114 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, and had 4 catches for 160 yards. Derron selected the Panthers over offers from Syracuse, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, and Louisville.
20. Neal Tracey OL 6-4/295 Ponaganset High (Chepachet, Rhode Island)
Neal may be the biggest sleeper of Pitt’s recruiting class. After receiving national interest, he was impressed with Pitt after a home visit by Pitt coaches Tom Freeman and Bob Ligashesky, and committed to Pitt after a weekend visit to the school. He was a 2-way star for his high school team this season and should be chosen as a 1st Team All-State pick. Last year he was selected as a 2nd Team All-State selection.
Neal is projected to play center or guard at Pitt. His high school coach said he moves more like a 200 lb. player than one who weighs 300 lbs. Neal is known for outstanding mobility for a big man and moves really well laterally, firing off the ball! He's a great kid who works with emotionally challenged youths and special education students. Neal visited Rutgers and cancelled trips to BC and Syracuse after deciding on the Panthers. He will not be joining the team till January to fully recover from a knee injury.
* Note: Neal was originally part of the 2002 class.
21. Mike DeLuca OL 6-5/285 Notre Dame Cathedral Latin (Chagrin Falls, Ohio)
Mike is a big, talented, and mobile line prospect that will most likely play guard at Pitt. Mike suffered a torn ACL during his junior basketball season but has since recovered without any problems. He played as a junior at 260 lbs. Mike is known as a very hard worker and a dedicated kid. His coach said he couldn’t keep him out of the weight room! He also doubled as a defensive lineman during his high school career at Notre Dame Cathedral Latin School. His coach also said he thinks Mike could be even better as a defensive lineman. Mike is a very talented basketball player and a skilled long-snapper. He is a full academic qualifier with a 2.8 GPA and a 990 SAT score. Mike selected the Panthers over Boston College and several others.
22. Terrell Allen WR 6-0/180 James Byrnes High School (Wellford, South Carolina)
Terrell was considered one of the most impressive performers at the Nike Camp in Athens, GA last April. Terrell is extremely fast and has run a 4.37 40-yard dash. He has an incredible burst and strong hands. He's a very physical football player with excellent strength for getting off of the line of scrimmage and blocking downfield. Terrell was a 4-year starter. Last season he caught 57 passes to help his high school win the South Carolina 4-A Championship. He was also selected to the Shrine Bowl All-Star Game that matches the best players from South Carolina against those from North Carolina. Terrell was ranked the pre-season #32 receiver in the country per Super Prep Magazine. Insiders.com ranked him the #29 WR prospect in the country. Recruiting guru Max Emfinger rates Terrell A 5-Star prospect and the #6 rated WR in the entire country!
Terrell attended Pitt’s Passing Camp last summer with some of his teammates. He took in a Pirates game and loved his trip to Pittsburgh. Pitt Assistant Coach David Blackwell is credited by Terrell’s coach for helping to land the star receiver. Terrell should have a great chance to play early at Pitt as they have a big hole at the WR position. They are also badly in need of a speed receiver. He registered a 30.8 vertical jump and an excellent 21 bench press reps at the Nike Camp. Terrell selected the Panthers over offers from Clemson, South Carolina, and Alabama.
23. Michael Hearn DE 6-5/234 Glenville High School (Cleveland, Ohio)
An outstanding prospect that didn’t play football till his junior year, Michael had offers from all the big-time programs until his grades came into question. He still has another chance to get a passing test score. Michael helped lead his team to the City Championship. He was named to the All-Midwest Team by SuperPrep and PrepStar recruiting services. He made 35 solo tackles and 3 sacks as a first-year player his junior season. Michael has the frame to add weight without losing speed. He has run the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds. Michael may possibly come to Pitt under the greyshirt rules, depending on his test scores.
24. Joe Clermond LB 6-2/220 Chamberlin High School (Tampa, Florida)
Joe is a standout linebacker who has excellent speed. He runs very well and has the frame to add more weight. He was a two-year starter and has started at linebacker, strong safety, and H-back. Joe made 101 tackles and 6 interceptions as a senior. Joe was named All-Tampa and All-Western Conference. He helped lead his team to the Florida 5-A playoffs 3 years in a row, including the 2001 State Finals. He joins his Chamberlin High teammate WR Greg Lee, who also signed with the Panthers. Chamberlin went 22-5 his final two seasons of play.
25. Greg Lee WR 6-2/178 Chamberlin High School (Tampa, Florida)
Greg has good speed and excellent hands and will have a chance to play early in his Pitt career. He has ideal size to play WR. He registered 44 catches for 658 yards and 12 TD’s his senior year. He was a 3-year starter. Greg was selected Florida Class 5-A All-State (2nd team) as a senior. He was also named All-Tampa and All-Western Conference. Greg helped lead his team to the Florida 5-A Playoffs three years in a row. Greg joins Chamberlin High School teammate Joe Clermond, who also signed the Panthers. Chamberlin went 22-5 his final two seasons of play.