Offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph wouldn't go as far to tell us who his favorite recruit of the 2014 class is, or whose letter drummed up the biggest roar.
Matt House has done a pretty good job luring some recruits from the state of Michigan. Last year, he recruited defensive end Luke Maclean to Pittsburgh. This year, he doubled up on those numbers, adding Avonte Maddox and Connor Hayes--the first overall player to commit to the 2014 class.
Maddox, for example, may only be listed at 5-9. House says there's lots of reasons to be excited about what he can do when he gets here.
But that certainly doesn't deter this staff's hope in Adam Bertke. Consider this. Bertke suffered a broken wrist during his team's playoff run. Bertke injured himself while playing defense.
The Pitt staff is hardly concerned about Bertke's injury. In fact, as you'll hear from Bollinger, they're impressed with what he did with the injury, and how he responded. You'll get an idea of this staff's philosophy in terms of recruiting quarterbacks.