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Mundy adds new team among leaders

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One of the most highly recruited safeties in the nation hails from the Keystone State. Ryan Mundy has plenty of offers and he's expanded his list of favorites to include another school.
"My top three right now is Michigan, Pitt, and NC State," said Mundy. "I've liked NC State for a while but they're definitely in my top three now. I like those three for different reasons. They all have great atmospheres for football and academics, but they're all really different."
Mundy stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 200 pounds. He's being recruited as a defensive back but some schools are telling him that they might try him out on offense as well. He played both sides of the ball well for Pittsburgh (Pa.) Woodland Hills this year.
"We finished 13-1 but lost in the state championship game. It was still a really good year. I returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown in the last game. For the year I had 30 catches for 750 yards and 12 touchdowns, ran the ball 12 times for 200 yards, and made 50 tackles with six interceptions as a defensive back. I don't have a preference of where I would like to play in college because I can play both sides of the ball well."
Has Mundy -- who has over 40 offers -- limited his options to Michigan, Pitt and NC State, closing the door on others?
"No, I'm still looking at Virginia and Penn State too. They're both in my top five but not my top three. I'm visiting Virginia this weekend (Dec. 13). Maybe it will open my eyes like the trips to Michigan and NC State did."
What are the primary factors that are influencing Mundy's decision?
"I'm not really sure. I'm just drawn to some schools, especially Michigan, NC State an Pitt. They just seem like a good fit all around.
"I'm close with a few coaches. Coach Austin at Michigan, Coach Norwood at Penn State, Coach Rhodes at Pitt and Coach Cignetti at NC State are all guys I relate to well. I know a lot of players at some of those schools because they played at my high school.
"Pitt has a few guys from here. Michigan got our quarterback last year, Steve Breaston. It would be nice to play with guys you know, but that alone isn't going to make my decision. You meet new people and get along with people everywhere."
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