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2023 Missouri QB Cole Feuerbacher Earns PWO Offer From Pitt



The quarterback position at Pitt is something that’s been much talked about this season but more so over the last few weeks.

With the upcoming decision of whether to stay or move on for Kedon Slovis and Nick Patti along with the de-commitment of 2023 4-star quarterback Kenny Minchey, the quarterback spot at Pitt has plenty of questions right now.

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Another legitimate question is whether the Panthers staff plans on bringing in a high school quarterback in this recruiting class since the Minchey de-commitment happened so late in the process.

The answer to that question is still unknown but we do know that Pitt extended a PWO opportunity to a senior quarterback this past weekend.

2023 dual-threat quarterback Cole Feuerbacher (6-foot-3, 190-pounds) from Glendale High School in Springfield, Missouri received that news while making his way to Pittsburgh for an unofficial visit to the Duke game.

It’s unusual that Pitt recruits the state of Missouri, but PSN spoke with Feuerbacher, who told us that his high school program has a connection to the Pitt staff.

“My offensive coordinator Ben Mauk, he played at Wake Forest and Cincinnati, and played with Coach Manalac from Pitt,” said Feuerbacher. “He got in touch with him, and Coach Manalac was great enough to pass along with film to the whole staff at Pitt — that was earlier last week. The very next day, Coach Graham Wilbert from Pitt texted me and hopped on a call with me. Coach Wilbert and Coach Manalac then invited me out to the Duke game. My dad and I thought it would be a great idea and decided to come out there.”

“I had to drive to St. Louis in order to fly out to Pittsburgh and on the way there on Friday, that’s when Coach Wilbert gave me the news that I had a preferred walk-on spot there and told me the staff really liked my tape. He said we’ll see how things develop, but we really like you and like your tape. That meant a lot to me that he said that, and that Pitt has given me this opportunity. When I got there it was just great. They treated us so great; the facilities are awesome and especially how they share it with the Steelers. It’s cool that they play in an NFL stadium and share things with the Pittsburgh Steelers. That’s something that no other college can offer. I had the chance to meet Coach Cignetti, Coach DiBiaso, who both treated me with so much respect which meant a lot to me.”

In terms of his playing style, Feuerbacher is a true dual-threat quarterback, who this past season passed for 2,952 yards, 30 touchdowns and also rushed for 1,021 yards and six touchdowns. While he has the ability to do both, Feuerbacher knows his biggest weapon is his right arm.

“They told me they liked how I can sling the ball around and were impressed with my athleticism,” said Feuerbacher. “I would say that definitely I’m more of a passer than a runner. That’s what your job is as a quarterback to distribute the ball and you let your receivers, running backs or tight ends make the plays. My strength is passing the ball but if I have to run I will and can.”

At this point of his recruitment, Feuerbacher holds one D-1 offer and it’s from hometown Missouri State, which happens to be coached by former NFL and Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino. Since this opportunity from Pitt just happened, Feuerbacher hasn’t made a final decision on what he’s going to do.

“Ever since Coach Petrino arrived here, Missouri State football is on the rise. Like with Pitt, the entire staff at Missouri State has treated me with a lot of respect also. Right now, my parents are I are talking about things and trying to figure out the best decision for me. What’s happened this past week with Pitt and the coaches was great and I’m very, very grateful. I’m not leaning one way or the other and am just talking things out with my family and figuring out the pros and cons.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
1 year ago

got your starter next year

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