Panthers Land Ohio QB

Dave Wannstedt and his Pittsburgh staff are heading into their biggest recruiting weekend of the year and they have a ton of momentum behind them. Tonight they landed one of Ohio's top quarterbacks and their second pledge in as many days.

Scout.com has learned from sources close to his recruitment that Columbus (Ohio) Dublin Coffman quarterback Zack Stoudt has committed to the Pittsburgh Panthers.

The Panthers will likely take two quarterbacks in this class and there were four players vying for those spots Tino Sunseri, Stoudt, Domonique Britt and Greg Cross.

Sunseri's mother will visit Pittsburgh tomorrow and there is a chance that he could decide to follow in the footsteps of his father Sal Sunseri a former All-American linebacker for the Panthers.

Cross a junior college player from Fort Scott, Kansas is scheduled to take an official visit to Pittsburgh this weekend.

Britt, a Cincinnati commit is rumored to be visiting Pittsburgh within the next two weeks.

Pittsburgh fans are familiar with the Stoudt name as Zack's father Cliff was a former quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Zack is a Scout.com three-star prospect who was injured as a junior, but had an outstanding senior season.

Stoudt, 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, is the ninth verbal commit for the Panthers and the second player from Ohio to join the Panthers along with Mentor kicker Kevin Harper.

After seeing limited time as a junior due to injury, Stoudt threw for 3595 yards, and 34 touchdowns versus just 11 interceptions. Stoudt earned Ohio Capital Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Columbus Dispatch Offensive Player of the Year, Division 1 First Team All-Ohio and a finalist for the Mr. Football Award given to the top player in the state. Stoudt also surpassed former Dublin Coffman and Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn's single season marks in all offensive categories this past season.

"I think this is a great opportunity," Stoudt said. I am very excited to be playing in a city, where my dad spent the most enjoyable part of his career. I am very happy to be part of a new era of Pitt Football."

Scout.com will have more on this breaking story soon.


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