"I was at camp and I was ready to do it then, but Coach [Charlie] Partridge told to think about it," Tkach said. "I went home and talked to my family and made my decision at about 10:00 PM tonight."
"I just loved it there, Coach [Bob] Junko and Partridge are awesome I love the way they coach," Tkach said. "It just felt like home there."
Tkach is relieved that the recruiting process is over for him.
"I can now focus on my teammates and my senior season," Tkach said.
Pittsburgh had competition for Tkach in the form of the NC State Wolfpack.
"I saw NC State and Coach [Greg] Williams, and I really liked it there," Tkach said. "But Pitt was for me, like I said it feels like home there."
Tkach had 10 sacks as a junior he earned second team all-state Class AA honors, first team All-League, and first team All-Area honors as a junior.