New Jersey 4-star wide receiver Zion Fowler gave a verbal commitment to Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt Panthers way back on October 26, 2021, but he remains a much sought-after recruit.
Pitt is listed as being in the final group for a number of high school juniors but at this point, Fowler remains as their only commitment in their Class of 2023.
At the time of his commitment, Pitt and Virginia Tech were Fowler’s lone Power Five offers but that changed. First, Fowler received an offer from Syracuse and on Monday, he received three offers- Louisville, Duke and Michigan State.
It’s clear that other programs want to try and get Fowler to de-commit from Pitt and since Signing Day isn’t until December, they believe there’s plenty of time to try and get him to do so.
How does Fowler feel about the recent surge of offers? Pittsburgh Sports Now caught up with him on Monday to find out and also to get his commitment level to Pitt.
“I’m most definitely excited and happy for the offers that I have received so far,” said Fowler. “Louisville is a very good school as well as Duke and Michigan State. As of right now, I’m still committed to Pitt and they’re at the top of my list. There’s no love lost, and the coaching staff knows this. I’m just very blessed and thankful to receive my offers.”
Since the start of 2022, Fowler has made two visits to Pitt, one in January and the second in late March. At the time, he told Pittsburgh Sports Now that these visits were important because of the opportunity to meet and talk face-to-face with Pitt offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti, Jr. and wide receivers coach Tiquan Underwood.
Despite having the commitment, the Pitt staff will no doubt need to continue recruiting Fowler hard and to continue to strength their relationship and get him to see the impact he’ll have in their offense in the future.