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Pitt in the Mix for Towering Florida Offensive Tackle

St. Augustine (FL) Menendez HS offensive tackle Connor Robbins is a giant young man. At 6-foot-8 inches, 330 pounds, he’s a man-mountain that truly stands out in a crowd. His combination of size and athleticism has attracted the attention of college football coaches throughout the country.

Pitt, Maryland, Iowa State, Syracuse, Missouri, Memphis, South Florida, Central Florida, Georgia Southern and Florida Atlantic are amongst the many scholarship offers.

“I had a top 6 or 7 schools. I’m going to have to set visits to some of them. I can tell you that Pitt is definitely one of the top schools on my list,” said Robbins. “Coach (John) Peterson has been my main contact at Pitt.  He’s a great guy and he wants me to visit.”

Robbins has a tremendous amount of natural tools. He has long arms, natural strength and moves well for a size. “I really like to down block. We do a lot of run blocking and that’s my strength,’ he said. “I’m working on my pass blocking on a regular basis.”

“I have a visit scheduled to Memphis but that was scheduled a long time ago. I want to get one to Pitt and Missouri,” he said. “I have always been a fan of the ACC conference and I know Pitt has a lot of history and tradition. I have tried to learn about it on the internet but the visit will help.”

“I really like that Pitt is next to the Pittsburgh Steelers and they share the same facilities,” he said. “That’s something unique that makes them stand out.”

The Panthers have already added 2017 Pittsburgh (PA) Upper St. Clair offensive tackle Gabe Houy (6-foot-7 inches, 280 pounds). Coach Narduzzi and staff would like to add at least one more tackle prospect. Paterson (NJ) Passaic HS tackle Carter Warren visited Pitt this week. Massillon (OH) Washington HS tackle Thayer Munford remains strongly on their radar as well.

“I would like to make an official visit to Pitt,” said Robbins. “I just have to work it out with their coaches. I have never been to Pittsburgh but I’m not that worried about leaving the state of Florida. I just want to go a school that’s the best fit for me.”

Harry G. Psaros can be found on Twitter at @PittGuru

// Header image: Photo courtesy of Connor Robbins

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