Pitt’s heavy recruiting in the state of Texas has continued, and in particular at the quarterback position.
As the Panthers continue to look for their quarterback for their Class of 2021, an interesting recent pattern is developing. Junior Nate Yarnell from Austin, Texas received an offer from Mark Whipple on Sunday night, making him the third quarterback from Texas to receive an offer from Pitt.
It was a big offer for Yarnell, as it was his first offer from a Power Five program, with his other ones coming from Houston, Tulsa and UAB. Keep in mind, Yarnell took over as the starter at Lake Travis High School in mid-October from Hudson Card, who’s already committed to Texas. Yarnell stepped in and went 6-0 during the regular season and 3-0 in the playoffs, so he’s still a developing talent.
Yarnell is a a big-framed athlete (6-foot-6, 200 pounds) with a big arm and is very accurate with passes down the field.
— Nate Yarnell (@NateYarnell) January 11, 2020
Lake Travis High School has a history of producing top flight quarterbacks with some of the most recent players being Baker Mayfield (Cleveland Browns), Garrett Gilbert (Cleveland Browns) and Charlie Brewer (Baylor).
When looking over the junior quarterbacks that Pitt has offered, here are the five most recent and realistic options.
Nate Yarnell (6’6″, 200) from Austin Texas
Hampton Fry (6’5″, 215) from Fort Worth, Texas
Emmett Morehead (6’6″ 220) from Alexandria, Virginia
Chayden Peery (6’2″, 180) from Chatsworth, California
Kyron Drones (6’2″, 200) from Houston, Texas