Wyoming just landed a big fish for their 2011 recruiting class. QB Adam Pittser from Richmond, IL verbally committed to the Pokes are visiting Laramie last weekend. Pittser is rated three stars by Rivals and 5.7 rating which is just one tenth of a point from being rated four stars.
This summer he made a name for himself at Elite 11 Quarterback Camp where he compared favorably to highly rated commits from Florida, Oklahoma and USC. His powerful and accurate arm impressed the media and scouts in attendance. He is currently ranked the 13th best prospect in IL, 19th best duel threat QB and rated 5th strongest arm.
Watch his footage from the camp and you'll be impressed. More on Piitser and other recruits after the jump.
Pittser goes to a smaller school in Illinois that runs a Delaware Wing T a run heavy offense. So there isn't any game footage that would show off his arm very much. That may be the reason by such a high rated prospect wasn't offered by some of the bigger schools. Western Michigan and Ball State also offered but it came down to Wyoming and Western Michigan. Pittser still has a visit set for this weekend so we'll see exactly what happens.
Earlier this year Cole Stoudt from Ohio verbally committed to Wyoming and then changed his mind and committed to Clemson shortly after visiting. Hopefully history won't repeat itself here for the Cowboys. I believe Pittser will stick with Wyoming and see the upside this program is building towards. He is setup for an opportunity to learn the system for two years while ACS starts finishes up his career and then compete for a starting job as a redshirt Sophomore.
For the year Richmond Burton finished 11-1 with their lone loss happening in the playoffs. The team was close to producing three 1,000 yard rushers. On the year Pittser finished with 737 yards passing and nine touchdowns with just a lone interception. He also had 110 yards rushing in 2010. None of these stats are earth shattering but their offense never required a lot passing and by blowing out teams with their 41 point average it never required a lot of passes.
He still does plenty of work on throwing drills despite the run orriented system his school runs.
Pittser has worked out with former NFL quarterback Jeff Christiansen for three years, and frequently has thrown with Jake Christiansen, Jeff’s son, who played at Iowa and Eastern Illinois. Pittser also has thrown with former Northwestern and Bears quarterback Brett Basanez.
Wyoming now has 12 commits for 2011 and there are plenty of recruits coming to visit this weekend. Two other QB's as well as several offensive linemen will be in Laramie. A number of athletes that visited Laramie earlier in the year should also decide soon. Wyoming is looking to sign two quarterbacks this year.