Brown: "I want to visit Pitt"

The University of Pittsburgh football team continues to search for quality running back prospects. One of the top tailbacks from the state of Florida continues to hold the Panthers in high esteem and hopes to visit after his season. The recently spoke with Zach Brown.

"We have a 9-1 record right now and we're getting ready for the playoffs," stated bruising running back Zacchaeus Brown (5-foot-11 inches, 200 pounds) from Royal Palm High School in Royal Palm Beach, FL. "My focus in on the playoffs right now then I'll visit a few more schools after that." ranks Brown the 65th best running back in the nation and a "three-star" prospect.

"I have narrowed it down to three schools: Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pittsburgh. Kansas State and Arkansas may be in the mix too. Overall I have thirteen scholarship offers," said Brown. "I would have to say that Wisconsin is probably my favorite right now. It's the only school that I have seen."

Brown is set to visit Minnesota on December 2nd. He's in the process of setting a visit to Pitt the following week.

Brown rushed for 650 yards on 83 carries as a junior. He has been a two-year starter at running back. Zacchaeus is capable of running a 4.55 forty-yard dash and squatting 400 pounds.

"I'm having a pretty good year. I have rushed for 1,054 yards on 103 carries so far. We still have some games to play and that total should go up."

Brown is considered a leader on and off the field. He has an outstanding 3.4 grade point average. Scouts have labeled Zach a "powerful north-south runner". Panthers Assistant Coach Charlie Partridge has been his primary contact.

"I want to visit Pitt. After everything I have heard about the school, I really want to take a close look at it," said Brown. "Playing for Coach (Dave) Wannstedt would be great and I think I would fit in well with their offense."

"My focus is on the season right now, but I want to get that Pitt visit date set up the second my season is over with. I'm still very interested in Pitt and visit there could change my mind about everything."

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