Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Panthers land an in-state linebacker
The Panthers got their third in-state prospect, and like the other two, he's very good. Kevin Givens, a 6'3' and 237 pound linebacker from Altoona HS picked the Panthers today. I was literally just watching tape of him late last night and thinking that he's much better than I had originally thought. The most obvious thing about Givens is that unlike a lot of Pitt linebackers in the recent past he's actually linebacker size already. In fact he's pretty lean at nearly 240 pounds. There's even been talk that he could grow out of the position, but I'm sure that Pitt will do everything they can to keep him at linebacker. He also has good speed and explosion. His only other offers thus far were Temple and western Michigan, but don't be fooled by that. He was coming on strong and would have had bigger offers. He's considered to be in the 11-15 range in the state at the moment.