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NFL.com answers the question: Which five schools would field the best 22-player starting lineups using only draft picks from the past?
(SPOILER: Pitt comes in at #4)
"Those running backs running behind this line, with Marino at quarterback? My goodness."
Three highly regarded prospects have signed scholarship papers and will enroll at the University of Pittsburgh in January.
Quarterback Alex Hornibrook and defensive backs Jordan Whitehead and Malik Henderson will be enrolled at Pitt beginning January 5 and participate in the Panthers' offseason program, including spring drills.
Whitehead, a native of Center, Pa., is a versatile standout at Central Valley High. One of the most coveted prospects in the state, he is expected to play corner at Pitt but also contribute on offense and special teams. Rated one of Pennsylvania's top six overall prospects, Whitehead was selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. He has led Central Valley to a 10-0 record and the quarterfinals of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs.
Hornibrook, a native of Malvern, Pa., is the all-time passing yardage leader at Malvern Prep. He also holds school single-season records for passing yards and passing touchdowns. Rated one of Pennsylvania's top 25 prospects, he completed 65% of his passes as a senior. Standing 6-4 and 210 pounds, Hornibrook led his team to the Inter-Academic League championship. He is a National Honor Society member and boasts a 4.0 grade-point average.
Henderson, a 6-foot, 175-pound cornerback prospect, hails from Hallandale Beach, Fla. He has not given up a touchdown the entire season in helping Hallandale to a 9-1 record and the Florida 6A Playoffs. Henderson is considered one of the top players in talent-rich Broward County. He is also considered a Top 100 player in Florida by 247Sports.
senior defensive end David Durham was highlighted in Sporting News
senior writer Matt Hayes' weekly "1st and 10" column on Wednesday.
Hayes calls Durham one of the "Good Guys" in college football and spotlights
his impressive community service work.
The Good Guys
The tents are still there, lining the horizon as far as you can see when the boat pulls into Port-au-Prince. Four years after the earthquake, they're still living in makeshift hovels in Haiti.
"It's not because they can't build homes," says Pitt DE David Durham. "It's because all the lives that were lost when those homes crashed down. They're safer in a tent."
While the offseason in college football was full of bad news -- double-digit arrest for sexual assault, the Air Force Academy scandal and alleged academic fraud at Notre Dame to highlight the lowlights -- it's time we celebrate those who do things the right way.
Welcome to the weekly Good Guy Award, where we honor those who, despite the rigors of playing football and going to school, have the time and desire to give back.
Durham's dad played at Ole Miss, his uncle played at Georgia Tech and the common goal with two generations of Durham men: pay it back. That's why David volunteers at the greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and why he helps local elementary school children during its after-care program.
And why earlier this spring, he hopped on a plane, flew to Haiti and got out of his comfort zone during a mission trip.
"We, as student athletes, have an obligation to give back," Durham said. "We have been given so much with this opportunity to go to school and play football. I truly believe we have a duty and responsibility to share that same blessing with others."
Training camp for football begins today. On Sunday, the team moved into the dorm -- their home for the next two weeks -- and prepared for meetings. Get your start to the 2012 season alongside your Panthers.