Pittser sets visit to Washington

This summer, one of the rising stars on the quarterback camp circuit was Adam Pittser, a 6'1", 205 pound signal-caller who hails from Illinois. He was so good he made the Elite 11 and with that performance he's caught the eye of several schools including Washington which he will visit next month...

Every year, a player who comes from a system that doesn't showcase his talents blows up on the camp circuit and this summer that player was Pittser, a talented passer who wowed the counselors and coaches at the Elite 11 camp back in July.

"Coach (Bob) Johnson and a lot of the scouts there said I had a great week," Pittser said. "That was when I really started to see things pick up on the recruiting front and I got a few offers."

Richmond-Burton runs a Wing-T and Pittser said that is why his stats aren't very impressive.

"We only throw 10 times a game or something like that, so I don't put up a lot of stats," Pittser admitted with a chuckle. "This year, in our first two games (wins by a combined score of 111 to 15) we really stomped some teams and I got pulled before halftime.

"When we do throw it, we usually go big and throw it down the field. We run a little play action and it really keeps the defense from keying on everything we do."

Once he hit the camp circuit, Pittser picked up offers quickly from the likes of Illinois State, Central Michigan, Kent State, Western Michigan and Ball State and has been getting interest from Wisconsin for a while as well.

"Coach (Bret) Bielema and the coaches there told me that I was a guy they really liked and they were waiting on Jacoby Brissett to make his decision," Pittser said. "One he does and if it isn't them, then they told me I pretty much have an offer from them."
**Note: Brissett has been rumored to have narrowed his list to two (LSU and North Carolina) although this has not been confirmed.
"I've been talking with Washington for a little while and they want me to come out and visit in October so I'm going up there for their game against Arizona State," Pittser said. "Washington, Wisconsin, Ball State and Western Michigan are my top four and I'm going to visit all of them before I make a decision.

"I don't have visits to any of the other ones set up yet, but I will soon."

Turning his focus on Washington, Pittser said he feels very comfortable with Washington's staff but in particular head coach Steve Sarkisian and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier.

"Coach Nuss has a real good and close relationship with coach Johnson from Elite 11 and coach Johnson has really been helpful for me in a lot of areas including recruiting," Pittser admitted. "When I've talked to Sark, he told me that Jake Locker was a former Wing-T quarterback and they felt like I could sorta follow in his footsteps which was pretty cool.

"I really like both of them and I'm excited about getting out there to visit."

When it came to making his final decision, Pittser said while Wisconsin is the school he grew up watching, that he'll take a lot of things into consideration before he makes a commitment.

"I can't really nail it down to one or two things," Pittser said. "I mean, I have to have a comfort level with the coaches and feel a bond with the players when I'm there and I really have to feel like I can spend the next four or five years of my life in the area.

"Distance really isn't a factor for me. I just want to find the right place for me and feel good about the academics and like it's a good fit."

Pittser is a very good student and said he plans to major in Business.

He also noted that he's open to enrolling early, but may need some extra classes in order to have that option.

We'll continue to keep track of Pittser's recruiting status over the next few months and we'll update news as it breaks.

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