Pitt Leads For QB Stoudt

Dublin, Ohio native Zack Stoudt is currently holding three written scholarship offers from Eastern Michigan, Bowling Green and Pittsburgh and is receiving interest from many other programs across the nation. We caught up with the signal caller recently to get an update on his recruiting and talk about his specific interest in the Pittsburgh program.

Zack Stoudt is the leader of a team with five players who will go on to play Division I-A football, having talented players around him like Mike Adams, Jacob Stoneburner, Trey Fairchild and Steve Gardiner. While that kind of talent may lead to some complacency for others, Dublin Coffman High School is off to a perfect 8-0 record with the 6-foot-5, 210-pound quarterback at the helm.

"Right now we are off to an 8-0 record and the scary thing is that we still are not playing to the best of our capabilities," Stoudt explained. "We are still looking for that first game where we all click and when that happens I think it going to be pretty sweet. I don't keep track of the personal statistics, but my dad does and right now I have completed 140 of 205 passes for 2100 yards, 21 touchdowns and six interceptions."

"As for recruiting, I still have the same three offers I have had for a while from Pittsburgh, Eastern Michigan and Bowling Green," Stoudt stated. "I have also been hearing from Tennessee, Alabama, Louisville, Ohio State, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Michigan State, who is coming on Friday night to watch me play."

Stoudt's father spent many seasons playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, so he is very familiar with both the area and school and took some time to tell us what he likes about the Panther program.

"I went down for the Eastern Michigan game and camped there three times this summer, so I am very familiar with Pittsburgh," Stoudt said. "My parents lived there for a while and it is a fun place to be. I really like Coach (Matt) Cavanaugh and Head Coach (Dave) Wannstedt a lot."

"Another thing I like is just that Pittsburgh is a cool town with a lot of football tradition between the Steelers and Panthers," Stoudt added. "The facilities are very nice and it is neat to know that if I go there I will be practicing right next to NFL players. The atmosphere during game day was good considering how many people were there and I can say that Pittsburgh is definitely my number one choice at this point."

Stoudt will not be deciding until after his senior season. His father Cliff played over a decade in the NFL for the Steelers, Cardinals, Dolphins and Cowboys.

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