Massive Defensive Tackle to visit Pitt

The University of Pittsburgh is attempting to develop quality depth along the defensive line. One of the largest prospects in the state of Pennsylvania will visit Pitt this weekend during the Panthers' junior day.

"I'm heading down to Pitt's junior day this weekend. It's going to give me a better chance at seeing their facilities and meeting their coaches," stated massive defensive tackle prospect Zane Parr (6-foot-5 inches, 310 pounds) from Williamsport High School in Williamsport, PA.

Parr is primarily interested in Pitt, Penn State, Michigan and Virginia. He has been a three-year starter. Zane has been a standout two-way performer at defensive and offensive tackle. He is considered a defensive tackle on the next level.

"I want to go to a school with a solid winning tradition that goes to bowl games. I don't know many players that avoid winning. Education is important to me as well. I want to feel comfortable with the school I choose. I'm going to spend four to five years there."

Zane registered 30 solo tackles, 26 assisted tackles and 4 sacks as a junior. He was named first-team All-District as a junior. Parr is capable of bench pressing 315 pounds and squatting 450 pounds. He claims to run a 4.88 forty-yard dash.

When asked about his strengths, he stated, "My size is an asset. I'm big and strong and usually overpower the man in front of me. For my size, I also have great speed. I can push and collapse the pocket."

"Pitt has a good program and Coach (Dave) Wannstedt seems like a great coach. I like the fact he has NFL experience. Playing time is going to factor into my decision as well. I want to step in and contribute as a freshman. I'll take a close look at the Panthers depth chart."

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