Paul Chryst's first commitment for 2012 is an excellent one. Former Wisconsin commit Paul Orndoff of Seton LaSalle HS in Pittsburgh committed to the Panthers today over West Virginia, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Boston College. And that offer list would have been better if he wasn't considered a heavy Pitt lean.
I've made no attempt to hide how I feel about him as a prospect. At 6'5" and 250 pounds, he already has NFL size. But what makes him special to me is his speed, agility, and ability to run after the catch. I think he can be a really special player. Chryst, along with Joe Rudolph, are specialists when it comes to turning tight ends into stars. With Orndoff, along with Shaler's J.P. Holtz, the Panthers tight end corps have a chance to be spectacular in the future.