Scouts: Chryst to pound the rock

Pitt strikes with its first four-star and potential early contributor in its 2013 class. New Panther head coach Paul Chryst is known for pounding the rock between the tackles with a downhill, smash-mouth style and he’s found his future workhorse in Corey Clement (Glassboro, N.J.) who has all the physical attributes sought-after in a downhill load-carrier. This is a highly productive high school running back who has found the right home to continue moving the chains.

Pitt’s highest rated prospect has the size and strength and compact durable frame of productive Wisconsin backs of the past that Chryst relied heavily on as the Badgers offensive coordinator. Aside from breaking through tackles and pushing the pile with impressive determination, this young man has some shiftiness to him and the ability to make defenders miss through the hole and second level. Now he is not a homerun threat but in this offense he will not have to be. Clement has a chance to contribute early as a change-of-pace power-back and also challenge for an every-down role in a fitting North-South, no-nonsense type of offense that caters toward his skill-set.