Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Belle Vernon Lineman Gives Pitt Nod

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Belle Vernon Lineman Gives Pitt Nod

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Pitt's main competition for local offensive lineman Blake Zubovic included four programs it often battles on the field or recruiting trail.

On Wednesday, coach Pat Narduzzi's staff and the Panthers won out over all.

Zubovic, a class of 2018 prospect from Belle Vernon High School in the WPIAL, announced his verbal commitment to Pitt via Twitter. He's rated a three-star guard by most scouting websites.

"Five months ago, I had no clue that I would be in the position I am today," Zubovic posted. "Not many people get to have the opportunity I am experiencing right now. . This is the hardest decision I have had to make yet at this point in my life, but I am 110% sure I made the right one."

Three days, two offensive linemen, as junior-college transfer Chase Brown also committed Monday.

Last week, Zubovic announced a top-five list of Pitt, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Michigan State and Maryland, but he also had a scholarship offer from West Virginia and several other major-conference schools. …

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