Pitt lands standout receiver

June, 26, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Pittsburgh is dipping back into the same well where it found LeSean McCoy and Aaron Berry and is hoping for similar success.

The Panthers have landed a verbal commitment from receiver Salath Williams of Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Pa. That's the same school McCoy and Berry attended. Both played a role in his choice.

"They were both breaking it down for me and told me how much they liked it and how it was a great place to play football," Williams told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "They both had great experiences there and I expect to as well."

Williams is a 6-foot-4, 180-pound wideout who picked Pitt over Purdue, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State and West Virginia. He caught 49 passes for 899 yards and 11 touchdowns last season.

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