Paul Chryst could be getting a fullback transfer (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
I don't make recruiting the focus of this site. For one, I usually don't have the strength to follow the whims of 18-year old kids until they at least verbal. But every now and then, there's a moderately interesting story I think is worth a mention.
Pitt had a lot of transfers last year when Todd Graham came aboard and now one might be headed Paul Chryst's way.
Fullback David Durham is currently at Ohio State, but with Urban Meyer's spread offense coming to town, Durham says he's looking elsewhere ... more specifically, possibly Pitt.Durham reportedly confirmed he's leaving because of the spread:
"The reason I'm leaving Ohio State is because they're running a spread offense and not using a fullback, so I don't really have an option there," Durham told Panther-Lair.com.
"The Pitt coaches are going to use a fullback."
As we saw under the Graham, there's going to be an H-back in Meyer's spread, but it doesn't sound like he's a fit there:
The 6-2, 245-pound fullback is currently behind seniors Zach Boren and Adam Homan on Ohio State’s depth chart, but Meyer is looking for more than just a banger to play the new H-back position in his spread attack.
Both Boren and Homan have a history of catching the football out of the backfield, which is what Meyer will likely demand from that position in the future. Durham, former high school wrestler, was simply a physical football player who was not quite fast enough to play defensive end, which is the position he was recruited to play out of Charlotte Christian High School in 2010.
Durham moved to fullback after playing on the defensive line. He was a three-star recruit as rated by both Rivals and Scout. He reportedly had several offers from schools including Stanford, West Virginia, Virginia, and Colorado when he was recruited in 2010.
If he does come to Pitt, he'll obviously need to sit out 2012 under the transfer rules.