Clowser talks about Pitt offer

Pittsburgh is in the market for offensive linemen and Chase Clowser impressed the Panthers enough to receive an official offer. Pitt Insiders caught up with the 6-7/321 giant from LaGrange (OH) Keystone to discuss his recruitment.

Clowser has had a busy summer camping at several schools, including Boston College, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Pittsburgh. When he got home from the Pittsburgh camp, he got some good news.

"Pittsburgh's recruiting coordinator called my head coach on the phone and said that they were going to offer me," the all-county offensive lineman said. "I called Coach Harris on the phone and we talked for a bit. He told me that he really liked my footwork and for me to concentrate on my schoolwork. A week later I got the official offer in the mail."

The first few years in high school, Clowser didn't apply himself properly. He greatly improved his grades his junior year and only needs a slight improvement on either his grade point average or test score.

"I really started to buckle down in my junior year," he said. "I got a 3.5 for last year and I scored a 17 on the ACT. I still take the SAT another four times."

Clowser credits his physical skills and intelligence for his success on the field.

"A lot of players play crazy but I like to use my head on the field," he said. "I also play to the whistle. I like to keep going."

Right now Pittsburgh, Ohio State, and Notre Dame are the top three schools on his short list. The Panthers are the team to beat and a commitment from him could be coming soon.

"I'm going to visit Pittsburgh's campus on the 28th", he said. "I might possibly make a commitment to them then. I like the fact that they are only two and half hours away from my home."

Dave Peters

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