Wenger returns to his Roots

The Pittsburgh Panthers and Head Coach Dave Wannstedt have done an outstanding job of recruiting the top talent in Western Pennsylvania, which is one of the big measuring sticks when debating a successful class. You must be able to get the prospects that you want in your region. The other is the ability to lure top talent from other recruiting regions. One Particular visitor just so happens to qualify for the later.

From Brookline, to Ft. Lauderdale, to Oakland, and Daniel Wenger has come full circle. Wenger now a 6-foot-4, 285-pound standout for St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida still holds a special place in his heart for Western Pennsylvania, even though he was just three years old when his family left Brookline for the sunshine of Florida.

"Its hard to explain, but it has that hometown feel," Wenger said. "It's a sentimental feeling with all of my family members being here." Wenger visited Pittsburgh two weeks ago and you might say he came away very impressed.

"I didn't expect what I saw, everyone talks about their facilities at Pitt, but you really don't know until you see them for yourself," he said. "Obviously being around the Steelers gives them a boost. It was a very good visit. I got to meet a lot of the players and the coaches while I was there."

Wenger has yet to name any official visits or any kinds of favorites list, he is just taking it all in stride.

"I'm focusing on my senior season, and taking everything as it comes," he said. "I'm going to try and get some visits in during the season."

Where do the Panthers stand in the pecking order of receiving an official visit?

"I may take an official to Pittsburgh."


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