The Pitt Panthers are off to another fast start when it comes to securing early verbals. The coaching staff has received two commitments in the last few days.
"Craig committed to Pitt," said Aliquippa (Pa.) Hopewell head coach Dave Vestal regarding defensive tackle Craig Bokor. "Craig felt it was the best fit for him and it felt right to make an early decision."
Bokor, a 6-foot-4, 265-pounder who can also play offensive guard, chose the Panthers over offers from Virginia and West Virginia and interest from Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan State and others.
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Bokor helped Hopewell High School to a 14-1 record and the WPIAL AAA championship and PIAA AAA state championship. He was named to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s Terrific 25 last year as well.
Just a few days prior to Bokor's commitment, Vandergrift (Pa.) Kiski Area linebacker Scott McKillop decided to join his older brother Chris, a freshman at Pitt, on the Panthers team.
McKillop, a 6-foot-2, 216-pounder, chose the Panthers over interest from Penn State, Maryland, West Virginia and others.
"I just felt comfortable with the staff and with the school," said McKillop. "I saw the way they recruited my brother and got to see how he was treated as a player before making my choice. That made it an easy decision.
Scott registered 125 tackles and three interceptions as a junior.