Peters Township linebacker Corban Hondru is one of the best junior prospects in the WPIAL. The playmaking middle linebacker is one of the big reasons why Peters Township is ranked #2 in 5A and has a legitimate chance to win the school its first WPIAL championship.
Hondru (6’1”, 225) is someone that the Pitt staff is very familiar with as he’s made numerous visits to home games and has attended Pitt’s summer prospects camp.
Over the weekend, Hondru made another unofficial visit to Pitt as he took in the Central Florida game.
”That game was amazing and really insane,” Hondru told PSN. “I’m glad I choose to attend that game. I knew it would be good because Central Florida is a good team. It was nice to see Pitt comeback after trailing by ten points. When they came back and scored on the “Philly Special” that was awesome.”
“I attended the game because I wanted to get back up there and it’s always good to go there and to be able to talk with Coach Harley like I did before the game. It’s nice having that relationship with him and most of the other coaches.”
Over the last couple of seasons, Hondru has been a visitor at Heinz Field as much as any WPIAL recruit which has strengthened his relationship with the staff.
”It’s definitely grown as time has gone on now that I’m a junior. Every time I’m there, we talk for awhile which is good. I just feel like I have a good relationship with the Pitt staff.”
Hondru tells me nothing is new in terms of getting that offer from Pitt but it’s something that he hopes eventually happens. Until then, his main focus is on this season and bringing a championship to Peters Township.
”We’re really excited,” said Hondru. “We just need to stay healthy. It’s been really fun so far. Everyone has worked really hard during the off-season with our two a days, with our running and team workouts. We’re going to continue to work and play hard and hopefully all play to the best of our abilities.”