Norwin junior quarterback Jack Salopek decided this morning to end his recruitment.
Without any hype or advanced warning, the 3-star recruit decided on his new home.
I want to thank my family and coaches who have guided me throughout this recruiting process. I would not have been able to do it without their support. I am proud and honored to commit to Western Michigan University to further my academic and athletic career! #LETSRIDE20 pic.twitter.com/G6rCytjUBM
— Jack Salopek (@JackSalopek) May 16, 2019
In the end, Salopek decided on Western Michigan over previous offers from Pitt, Dartmouth, Harvard, Lehigh, Colgate, Brown and UMass.
”It came down to the type of people that are at Western Michigan and their values line up with my values,” Salopek told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “Plus, just the feeling I got from on campus and from the players and coaching staff, it just lined up perfectly with what I wanted in a college.”
”The offensive system was also something that I really looked at and how I would fit in it. Western Michigan’s system was one of it not the best systems that I’ve been able to see in the recruiting process. I’m really excited to get there and learn from Coach Lester, Coach Evans and all the other quarterbacks about their offense.”
Obviously, people will wonder about Salopek’s reason for not going with Pitt. In the end, it was probably a mutual decision for both sides.
”Things just didn’t work out as planned. What Pitt wanted and what I wanted just didn’t line up and didn’t with out. It’s not a big deal. I’ve always said I just wanted to end up at the best place for me. I wish everyone at Pitt the best of luck and I’m sure they’ll do the same for me. I have no hard feelings. The coaching change had an impact and I just needed to find the best fit for me.”
Salopek will have the chance to play against his hometown team because Pitt and Western Michigan are scheduled to play a home-home series in 2021 and 2022.
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— Jack Salopek (@JackSalopek) November 2, 2018