Nosovitch Checks Out Pitt

Brendan Nossovitch put up big enough numbers to earn Pennsylvania's Gatorade Player of the Year honor as a junior, leading his team all the way to the state championship game.

Allentown Central Catholic captured Pennsylvania's Class AAA state championship last year, with quarterback Brendan Nosovitch playing an integral part in that. The 6-2, 195-pound quarterback earned Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year honors in 2010 as only a junior, and joins five-star running back Rushel Shell as a couple of the nominees for the Mr. Pennsylvania football award.

Leading his team to a 15-0 record in 2010, Nosovitch threw for 3,100 yards and over 40 touchdowns, and also ran for another 1,700 yards and over 20 touchdowns on the ground. He averaged just under 300 all-purpose yards for the season.

Virginia has offered him so far, and there is some interest from Pitt and Penn State. This past weekend, he was at Pitt's junior day.

"It went pretty well," Nosovitch said. "I got to meet the new coaching staff, the quarterback coach. I got to learn about the offense. It's a whole new offense, and it went pretty well."

Nosovitch also said that things with Pitt also started to pick up over the last month, then he eventually got the invite for junior day.

"About a month ago, I got to know them, then I got invited up there," Nosovitch added. "This was my first time talking to them, and learning about the offense."

Based on the numbers he put up as a junior, Nosovitch appears to be an ideal fit for Graham's system. Graham believes in a quarterback who can hurt a defense just as effectively with his arm as he can with his feet. Allentown Central Catholic runs a spread, but Pitt's system is one that excites Nosovitch as a possibility for the next level.

"It definitely just attracts me, seeing an offense that has that kind of speed and tempo," Nosovitch said. "It allows the quarterback to do a lot. It's something that just catches your eyes, and seems exciting. We run a spread, and that's why it attracts me a little more. I'm used to a similar style of offense with misdirections, and a lot of passing. It's kind of similar."

With the offer from Virginia, Nosovitch plans to get back to Charlottesville later this spring. He will also be at Penn State's Blue-White game in April. He also plans to get back to Pitt for a spring practice as well. Later in April, Nosovitch will be at both the Nike Training Camp and the Elite 11 preliminaries in State College.

"It went very well," Nosovitch said of Pitt's junior day. "They didn't offer yet. That could be a possibility. They are going to come down and see me throw at school. We'll see how that goes. Maybe I'll come back for the one-day camp. That might be a possibility."

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