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Peters Twp Linebacker Corban Hondru Recaps Pitt Visit



For the second consecutive year, Peters Township Inside linebacker Corban Hondru attended Pitt’s prospects camp.

Of course, there are a lot of players that have camped with Pitt multiple times. The thing that stands out about Hondru is that he’s only a sophomore. Hondru is someone that the Pitt coaches are becoming very familiar with and he’s developed a comfort level with them, as well.

The best way to describe Hondru (6-foot-1, 225 pounds) is to say he’s always around the ball and he makes plays. This past season, Hondru recorded 67 tackles, seven sacks, 18 tackles for losses and one interception.

Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with Hondru to find out how things went for him on Sunday at the invite-only prospects camp on the South Side.

“I feel like our relationship as grown over the last couple of seasons,” said Hondru. “I went a game there this past year, attended their Junior Day and have been to a couple camps now. I just feel like my connection with their coaching staff is building.

”They keep telling me that they want to continue seeing me and want to see me attending their camps because they like what they see in me and I really appreciate that. So, I’m going to keep working hard and do whatever I can.”

Sunday was another chance for Hondru to show not only Pitt but other coaches that were in attendance the type of player they’d be getting.

”Their were a lot of eyeballs out there,” he said. “There were some great competitors out there and I loved having the opportunity to compete against them. As far as me personally, I think I did really well in the drills, I think I was quick and had quick feet, I hope they saw that. I believe one area that I’ve improved on since my freshman season is my speed. I’ve really worked on that by playing lacrosse and I’ve worked with personal trainers.”

At this point, Hondru holds offers from Akron and Dartmouth. With only being a sophomore, schools aren’t permitted any personal contact with him but Hondru said that he’s getting steady interest from Michigan State and Wisconsin.

It appears to be only a matter of time before offers start rolling in for this productive athlete and student (3.9 GPA). An offer from Pitt would be really big for Hondru.

”It would mean so much,” said Hondru. “Growing up here, everyone around here is a big Pitt fan and everyone at school is telling me Pitt is where it’s at and I tell them I know. It would truly be an honor to one day get an offer from them.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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