Hey another verbal.
Zach Poker out of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. He’s listed as a tight end, but by all accounts he will be converting to a linebacker.
Poker had offers from Syracuse, Army and Air Force. Wisconsin showed some late interest, but only so far as offering to let him walk-on (Insider subs).
“I heard from [Wisconsin] this morning,” Poker said, “but I committed to Pitt.”
Poker officially visited Pittsburgh this weekend and added an offer while on the visit. He also held FBS offers from Air Force and Syracuse.
“The visit went well,” Poker said Wednesday night. “I got to see the city of Pittsburgh and meet the coaching staff and current players. It seemed like it was a cool city to be in.”
The Panthers coaches want Poker as a strongside linebacker, but they have not ruled out playing offense.
Part of the appeal of Pitt — aside from being the best scholarship offer received — is that Poker plans to major in engineering.
Another Wisconsin native, Jester Weah, plans to decide on Pitt, BGSU, Colorado State or Wyoming this weekend. After he completes finals (Insider subs).