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Adding a Running Back

Pitt landed a commitment from running back Andre Givens, bringing their total to 16 for 2010.

Givens was highly sought after, receiving offers from ten schools including some fairly heavy hitters:

Givens, who rushed for 1,433 yards and 18 touchdowns last season, chose the Panthers over offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Louisville, Cincinnati and Syracuse.

Givens was a 3-Star recruit by Rivals.

Despite the heavy recruiting from the Big Ten, Givens thinks the Big East was the place for him - citing one specific reason:

"The Big Ten has big backs and big lineman. It's not as fast as the Big East Conference," Givens said. "I want to be somewhere that plays fast. I felt Pitt was right."


The more the merrier...this guy looks like he might stick, but a lot will depend on how the running back position gets sorted out this year.