Junior quarterback Matt Zollers is one of many high school players who made a game day visit to Acrisure Stadium to watch Pitt take on No. 14 Louisville.
However, Zollers found himself in a different situation than many of the other recruits in attendance. Zollers is a Class of 2025 recruit and has already received an offer from Pitt. A great majority of the other recruits that visited Pitt last weekend with offers were underclassmen.
The obvious importance of that is a junior is starting to seriously think about where they might want to attend and possibly commit. Coaching staffs realize that, and no doubt give those players a bit more attention, especially if they’re high on their recruiting board.
Matt Zollers stands at 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds and plays quarterback from Spring-Ford High School in Royersford, Pa. He has one Power Five offer, and it came from Pitt offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti and head coach Pat Narduzzi back on September 22.
Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke Monday with Zollers about his weekend in Pittsburgh and got his impressions of what he saw and the Pitt program in general.
“This weekend left me with great impressions,” Zollers said. “The offense was playing well, obviously with the new quarterback change. The defense played outstanding, obviously had that long pick six. They played well as a team and that was really nice to see.”
This wasn’t Zollers first time visiting Pitt this season, but he told PSN that Saturday it felt a lot different than his previous visit in September.
“I went when Pitt played Cincinnati and didn’t have an offer yet. Back then, I was going to see what the atmosphere was like, and it was amazing. This time going with the offer, honestly, I felt it was better because all the coaches knew who I am now. All the connections that I have there, it’s pretty nice.”
“Coach Narduzzi took time out before the game and I went down to the locker room before the game to talk with him,” Zollers said. “I talked with Coach Cignetti after the game in the locker room. It was really nice that they both took the time out to talk to me. They both told me how excited they were that I took the time to come back up and how excited they are to continue to stay in contact with me and keeping the recruiting process going. I really like a lot about Pitt. The coaches are really easy to talk to, the campus is really nice and also my brother (Zach Zollers/freshman walk-on DL) goes there too. That’s obviously a plus.”
Congrats to Matt Zollers, who eclipsed 4,000 career passing yards (5th) & threw his 51st career TD (2nd tied w Ryan Engro), and Mason Scott, surpassed 1,000 career receiving yards on Saturday.
— Spring-Ford Football (@SFRamsFB) October 2, 2023
Matt Zollers is a quarterback that can beat you in the air and on the ground. He has completed 131 of his 199 passes, 65.8% completion, for 26 touchdowns and zero interceptions, while rushing 40 times for 326 yards and six touchdowns.
“I’d like to consider myself as a dual-threat quarterback and consider myself pretty fast,” Zollers said on his game. “When I get pressured in the pocket, I don’t panic and stand tall. If needed to, I can run. This season, our team has installed a lot of designed quarterback runs. I believe that I have a strong arm. In terms of my accuracy, it’s good now but it’s something that can definitely be better and I’m working on that.”
Check out my highlights from weeks 1-6
Passing: 102/147, 1,705 Yds, 21 Tds/0 Int
Rushing: 27 Car, 271 Yds, 5 Tdshttps://t.co/MONPeQQPVq
— Matt Zollers (@MattZollers) October 3, 2023