Video: Chris Wuestner

Chris Wuestner had a big scrimmage on Saturday for Pitt, which included a touchdown reception. He's gotten used to a lot of reps--something he couldn't have expected coming in. Here, he talks about how Pitt came into the process, and the college transition.

Chris Wuestner--unofficially--finished second on the team with 4 catches for 48 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown reception in Saturday's scrimmage. His play has certainly opened some eyes, and could make for a nice story some day.

When you talk to him, and you hear about his athletic background, watching him produce in training camp is not such a surprise. Wuestner was a three-sport athlete at Carlisle (PA) High School, which competes in Pennsylvania's largest classification. From that standpoint, playing against bigger schools and tougher competition, that much has prepared him well. Not to mention, he finished his senior season with 85 catches for 1,348 yards and 14 touchdowns--an average of just under 16 yards a catch. This also comes in the form of a pro-style offense.

The other sports Wuestner played in were basketball and baseball--a left-handed pitcher and centerfielder, to be exact.

Wuestner suffered an injury in his junior season, then came back for his senior season under a new head coach. Often times, transitions like that disrupt a prospect's recruiting process. However, when Wuestner got the call from the new Pitt coaching staff in January, he didn't hesitate.

It's premature to call him a starter, or even insist that he'll see immediate playing time as a true freshman. However, he's proving in this training camp that he's not only fitting in, but also giving his position a boost and giving his quarterbacks a nice option.


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