Panthers Offer Ohio Quarterback

Dublin Coffman quarterback Zack Stoudt received the good news on Monday that the Pittsburgh Panthers have extended a scholarship offer. Stoudt has been one of the hot prospects this spring and is drawing a lot of interest nationally.

There is no hotter prospect in Ohio right now than Dublin Coffman quarterback Zack Stoudt. Stoudt, is the son of former Steelers Cliff Stoudt, was offered a scholarship by Dave Wannstedt and the Pittsburgh Panthers on Monday. Stoudt, who also has been offered by Gardner-Webb, was obviously thrilled with the news.

"I was at the Pitt camp last week and things went really well," Stoudt began. "We've been communicating all week and I felt good about my performance and they seemed very interested. They had a staff meeting today and they sent me a text message asking me to call the head coach, Dave Wannstedt. I called him and he told me over the phone that he was offering me a scholarship. He said he was sending it over-night to my house and he was also sending a copy to my school tomorrow. I had a good feeling after their camp and I was hoping they would offer."

Stoudt said it was ironic that his first high Division-I offer would come from the city where his father played professionally. He is very high on the Panther program and the city of Pittsburgh.

"It's kind of cool that Pittsburgh is the city that offered," Stoudt admitted. "My dad having played here is pretty nice but that wouldn't be a reason to pick them as a school to attend. They have a lot to offer me on their own. Coach Matt Cavanaugh recruits my area and he played a lot of years in the NFL. He's a great quarterback coach. I like him a lot. The same thing with Dave Wannstedt and the rest of the staff. I feel pretty comfortable with all the coaches at Pitt. I know if I did well at a school like Pitt that it could lead to me possibly playing in the NFL."

Stoudt, who is 6' 5" and weighs 200 pounds, was named to the all-combine team at the Elite Skills camp in Cleveland. He had a fine camp in Pittsburgh at the combine. Stoudt reportedly was outstanding at camps in Louisville, North Carolina, Ohio State and Michigan State. All have remained in contact with the quarterback. He is on his way to Alabama to perform on Tuesday. He is also high on the Crimson Tide.

"I was at the North Carolina State camp today and I'm off to Alabama for their camp," Stoudt noted. "This might be my last weekend. I have really liked all the schools I've been to. I was in Alabama for an unofficial visit a few months ago and loved it. I like the coaching staff and the tradition is awesome there. Alabama is a great place. Right now I've been talking with the Alabama, Tennessee, Louisville and Pitt staffs the most. I'm in no hurry to make my decision. I'm going to sit back and see where all this leads."

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