The good news keeps coming for Pittsburgh Central Catholic quarterback Perry Hills. Following an…
Edsall lands his Quarterback
Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic three-star quarterback Perry Hills attended camp at Maryland today and he is now a Terrapin. "I was at Maryland's camp today and they offered me and I committed," Hills explained. "Coach (Greg) Gattuso called my high school coach and then he told me to call Coach (Randy) Edsall, so I did. He told me they liked me a lot and were real excited about me. He said he wanted to get this marriage on the way and he was extending an offer and I committed. He was happy and said it's a great weekend now and it was time to celebrate." Maryland had been one of Hills favorite schools since wrestling season. "I have been looking at them since wrestling season," stated Hills. "They have good academics and a beautiful campus. The staff is the best, all you hear is good things about them. Coach (Greg) Gattuso is great. He is so down to earth and just a fun guy to be around. I really liked the quarterback coach and I think it is a great fit for me. I think it was the best decision I could make and I really couldn't be happier." Hills camped at Pittsburgh and was hopeful that the Panthers would offer. "Coach (Todd) Dodge wanted me to come down and watch film and talk to me, so I did that," Hills said. "I think I could have fit everything that they do, but they are waiting on Chad Voytik and I don't want to be a second thought for someone else. Maryland was my top school and they offered and I'm very happy." Hills cam out of nowhere and made a meteoric rise up the rankings with dominant performances during the evaluation period. "No one really knew much about me, my mom was joking around calling me "Perry Who"," stated Hills. "I just wanted to get my name out there and get people to evaluate me. I guess people liked what they saw. "I'm just very relieved that the process is over now," continued Hills. "I can concentrate on my high school team, that's my family and I want to do the best I can for them. I want to take it one game at a time, but our goal is winning a state title." A state medal winning wrestler, Hills also intends on competing for PIAA gold this winter in wrestling. "I still plan on wrestling, I have wrestled since I was five years old," he said. "I want to win a state title, that has always been my goal. In college I will focus only on football." Hills held offers from Akron, Buffalo, Kent State, Miami of Ohio and Old Dominion, but he wanted and FBS offer and he got it. "My coach kept telling me to hang in there," Hills said of the wait. "He said schools wanted to see me in camp and get a feel for me in person. MAC schools are great and there are a lot of good quarterbacks in the NFL, I take nothing away from them, but my dream was to play at a BCS school. I wanted a school that had good academics and played at the highest level and the ACC is one of the best conferences in the country." Gattuso is in his first full year at Maryland after having played a key role in putting together some of the top classes in the nation while at Pittsburgh under Dave Wannstedt. Gattuso helped land three-star defensive end Quinton Jefferson upon being hired by Coach Edsall at the end of last season. He has been a mainstay in Western Pennsylvania while after his playing days at Penn State. He was the head coach at Seton LaSalle High School and Duquesne University. He should be able to open some doors for the Terrapins.
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