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Pitt loses Commitment from Corey Clement

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE


Pitt fans were recently stunned by the decommitment from 2013 recruit Corey Clement.

Although the 5’11, 200 lbs running back committed to Pitt in June, he quickly started looking around after his incredible senior season. This season Clement set the single game rushing record in South Jersey with 478 yards.

Some schools that have taken interest in Clement are: Nebraska, Norte Dame, Wisconsin, Boston College, Connecticut, Florida State, Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Syracuse, Rutgers, Temple, Alabama and West Virginia.

He recently visited Wisconsin on October 19, Norte Dame on September 21 and Nebraska on August 31. Clements plans to visit Alabama for their November 10 game against Auburn.

Clement plays for Glassboro high school in New Jersey and is a great talent.  This season with Glassboro he rushed for 2,510 yards and 34 touchdowns. He’s ranked No. 6 in top New Jersey recruits for 2013 and No. 17 in running backs for 2013. He helped the Bulldogs compile a 5-1 record this season, ranking No.20 in state.

I’m truly sad for Pitt fans. Clements was the player they needed, after losing Ray Graham. Graham has been banged up and quickly lost his job as running back. It is believed that if Clements doesn’t recommit to Pitt, a majority of the offensive load will go to running back Rushel Shell.

I’m disappointed in Clements decision. He was in a great situation at Pitt, where he would have been a starter and a star. I hope he finds his way back at Pitt because I don’t like his other options. The other top schools like Ohio and Alabama are pretty solid at their running back position.