Athletic O-Lineman hopes for Pitt offer

The University of Pittsburgh is attempting to develop quality depth along the offensive line. Pitt will host a number of outstanding prospects this weekend. One of the best happens to come from the eastern side of the state.

"I'm hearing from a lot of school. Pitt, WVU, Penn State, Iowa, Purdue and Virginia," stated offensive tackle John Fieger (6-foot-5 inches, 265 pounds) from Upper Perkiomen High School in Pennsburg, PA. "Right now, I would say that Pitt and WVU are coming after me the hardest. I like the Panthers quite a bit."

Fieger has been a two-year starter for Indians. He has played offensive tackle, defensive tackle, defensive end and long snapper. Upper Perkiomen High School finished with an 8-3 overall record.

When asked to talk about his strengths, John stated, "I'm not a 300 pound offensive tackle but I'm very strong and quick. I have a long frame and it's not easy to get around me. I'm smaller now but I have the frame to add a lot more weight."

Fieger will visit the Panthers this weekend during junior day. He will visit with teammate his teammates Sean Nevin (6-ft-2 inches, 195 pounds) and Dan Jones (6-ft-4 inches, 245 pounds). Jones is considered an outstanding defensive end prospect. Nevin is capable of playing quarterback and safety.

"I like the Panthers and I have heard good things about Coach (Dave) Wannstedt. They just signed a great recruiting class. Coach (Greg) Gattuso has been my main contact."

Fieger is capable of bench pressing 280 pounds, squatting 475 pounds and running a 5.0 forty-yard dash.

"Hopefully things work out this weekend and I walk away with an offer. I like Pitt and I could see myself doing well there."

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