Pitt offers 2007 VA Quarterback Prospect

The University of Pittsburgh is continuously looking for quarterbacks with strong arms to excel in their pro-style offense. It appears that offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh has his eye on a rather good prospect from the state of Virginia.

"I have an offer from four schools right now," stated quarterback Peter Lalich (6-ft-5 inches, 220 pounds) from West Springfield High School in Springfield, VA. "Pitt, Miami (FL), Virginia and Ohio University have offered me scholarships."

Lalich had an outstanding junior season. He threw for 2,700 yards and scored 25 touchdowns. He plays in a system described as "half spread and half west coast". Scout.com ranks Peter a four-star prospect.

"The top schools I'm looking at are Pitt, Virginia, Miami (FL), Syracuse and UCLA. Virginia is my slight favorite right now because they are coming after me the hardest. I really want to take a hard look at Pitt. They have a lot of professional experience on their staff. That's a big factor for me."

"I like that Coach (Dave) Wannstedt and Coach (Matt) Cavanaugh are on the same staff. I have done some research on Coach Cavanaugh and he seems like a guy that could make me a better quarterback."

When asked about his strengths, he stated, "I'm very accurate, I have a strong arm and I like to think I'm a very knowledgeable players. I have a strong football IQ. If I had to compare myself to anyone in the National Football League, I would say I have a similar game to Ben Rothlesberger."

"I'm open right now. Distance or conference won't be a factor. I want to visit my favorite schools and find a good fit."

Harry G. Psaros can be contacted at harrypsaros@msn.com.

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