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Clairton’s Desimon Green verbally commits to Pitt

Written by: on Friday, August 13th, 2010

The Pitt Panthers might be developing a pipeline with Clairton High School. At least it appears that is the case, as, for a second consecutive year, a Clairton football star has verbally committed to the Panthers.

Desimon Green, a 225-pound QB/DE for the Bears, verbally committed to Pitt today, according to Scout.com. Green had numerous scholarship offers from programs like Illinois, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue and West Virginia, to name a few. He whittled his list down to Pitt, Texas Tech and Cincinnati before choosing the blue and gold.

A talent on the defensive side of the ball, Green finished his junior season with 87 tackles and 27 sacks – the sack total is a Clairton single-season school record. As a sophomore, Green posted 23 sacks, setting a school single-season record that season.

In Clairton’s last 32 games, in which the Bears’ defense has held 28 of 32 opponents to eight points or less (with 16 shutouts), Green has averaged 1.56 sacks per game.

Offensively, Green directed a Clairton offense which scored a school-record 634 points (39.6 points per game). He threw for more than 1,600 yards and ran for 800 more, accounting for more than 20 touchdowns in the Bears’ spread offense.

Clairton, a traditional WPIAL football powerhouse, has posted a 78-15 overall record (.838) since the start of the 2003 season, winning WPIAL Class “A” titles in 2006, 2008 and 2009. The Bears have played in two consecutive PIAA championship games, and claimed state gold last season with a 15-3 victory over Bishop McCort.

Recent Clairton players to commit to Pitt include Manny Williams and Kevin Weatherspoon.

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