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Pittsburgh Adds Two More
Gary Video: 1 2 3 45 6 7 Collier Video: 1 2 Pahokee (Fla.) corernback Ricky Gary made his decision public today while Churchville (N.Y.) Chili Head Coach Paul Dick has informed Scout.com that his star student-athlete Kevin Collier will announce his college decision on Wednesday. "Kevin will commit to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, we're setting up the press conference, so he can make it official," Dick said. "He literally just decided about 25 minutes ago. Collier, 5-foot-10 and 190-pounds, is a three-star prospect according to Scout.com. He is currently ranked as the No. 3 rated prospect in the state. Coach Dick said Collier had taken a few unofficial visits, and narrowed it down to two before choosing Pittsburgh. "He visited Boston College, Tennessee, Connecticut, and Syracuse," Dick said. "In the end it came down to Pittsburgh and Syracuse. he really liked both coaching staffs. he felt Pittsburgh was close enough to home, and they are making a commitment to run the ball. he has developed a good relationship with Coach [David] Walker. Dave Wannstedt really impressed him as well. As a junior, Collier carried 250 times for over 1,700 yards and 20 touchdowns. He is quick to point out his favorite stat. "I did not have one fumble in 250 carries," Collier said. For his efforts, Collier was named Section 5 Class AAA Offensive Player of the Year, first team All-League, first team All-county, and fourth team All-State. Ricky Gary In Gary, the Panthers add a speedy prospect who showed his talent at the Scout.com Combine in Tampa. "I committed tonight about ten minutes ago, I called Coach [Charlie] Partridge," Gary said. "I said I got some good news, I said I couldn't wait for my visit this weekend. I told him I loved the program, the tradition and everything. I want to commit." Gary, admitted Coach Partridge thought he was joking. "He asked if I wanted to wait for my visit, and I said there's nothing on that visit that's gonna change my mind." Gary had contemplated an early pledge to the panthers before, but his father and Pahokee defensive coordinator Ricky Lammons wanted him to wait. "He changed his mind, he said its a great program and all the coaches got NFL experience," Gary said. Gary is very excited to join the Panthers "They're going to rule the Big East, I'm talking a BCS bid every year I am there," Gary said. "Pittsburgh was on me early and they stayed one me, that showed they really wanted me." He finished the year with 49 total tackles with five interceptions (two of which were returned for touchdowns). Gary chose the Panthers over a number of schools including Iowa, Maryland, Mississippi, Mississippi State, and North Carolina.
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