The On Campus blog has been playing close attention to McDowell graduate James Conner at Pitt’s football camp for the past week.
However, there’s another former District 10 star who already has made a big impact with the Panthers and has secured a starting spot for the upcoming season.
Lakeview graduate Cory King will be a senior offensive lineman at Pitt after starting at left tackle in all 13 games in 2012. The 6-foot 6-inch, 325-pounder has moved to guard, where he is expected to anchor the offensive line this season.
King talked about his move to guard Saturday on Pitt’s website: (Check out the Pitt video above.)
“The second half of last year with tackle, I really started to feel comfortable,” King said. “Then it was a little bit of a learning curve coming into spring ball with it, but I feel like guard is my more natural position.”
King also said he looks forward to playing in the ACC this season, including the Sept. 2 opener against Florida State, after playing in the Big East his entire college career.
“It’s super exciting,” King said. ”I’m glad we’re going to be playing some big teams. I feel like we raise the level when we play good teams like that.
“I’m really looking forward to some new faces this year and seeing how we hold up with them.”
– Jeff Kirik, sports editor