Pitt Football Recruiting: Todd Graham Continues To Build Offensive Line With Adam Pankey Commitment

The offensive line's been a big problem this year, but Todd Graham is trying to make that position a strength for future seasons.

On Friday, Pitt got another commitment from an offensive lineman - their third for the 2012 class, which is headlined by four-star tackle Adam Bisnowaty. This time, it was Ohio lineman Adam Pankey pledging his services to the Panthers. Pankey is the team's 19th recruit for 2012 and he picked the team over several schools including West Virginia, North Carolina State, Louisville, and Illinois.

A couple of weeks ago, Scout said Pankey was to make a second visit to Illinois before making a final decision in November, but that apparently won't happen. He apparently visited Pitt last weekend and it looks like he was sold on the program.

Another small plus is that Pankey has some experience in playing on a line of an offense that has run the wildcat. Pitt utilized that a bit in the game against UConn last week.

So how does he rate out?

Pankey is rated as a three-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout. Rivals calls him the 47th best player in Ohio while Scout says he's the 80th best guard in the nation.

And here's a blog praising his agility and footwork (with some video). That probably helps when playing basketball, which ScoutingOhio.com says he also plays (along with playing on the defensive line).

So with Pankey now in the fold, that gives the Panthers another future option. And don't forget, there's Tom Ricketts, who transferred from Penn State and is redshirting this season. The line might not be fixed overnight, but the team will hopefully continue to build depth there.

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