Pittsburgh Nabs Four-Star QB

Pittsburgh Nabs Four-Star QB

TraVon Chapman has made his college selection, and the Kent (OH) Roosevelt four-star quarterback has committed to Pittsburgh. Chapman, one of the top prospects in Ohio for the class of 2013, made his decision public Thursday.

The Pittsburgh Panthers have secured a commitment from four-star quarterback TraVon Chapman, with the Kent Roosevelt athlete selecting them over the likes of Wisconsin, Cincinnati, and others.

"I have committed to Pittsburgh," Chapman stated. "Pitt was the place I felt most comfortable with, and where I felt the coaches had my best interest in hand. I trust them the most with my college career, both on and off the field. Pittsburgh gives me the best chance to grow as a student-athlete and as a young man."

New head coach Paul Chryst and his staff made quite an impression on Chapman, and he noted they played the main role in his decision.

"The coaching staff was the main reason I committed," he added. "It was just the way they made me feel at home, and also how they wanted to get to know me as a person. There are so many great minds on that staff."

"The city and the campus really impressed me as well," he admitted. "It's just a great place to spend four years of my life."

Chapman, 6-foot-2, 205-pounds, had an amazing junior season in 2011, where he led his team into the Ohio State playoffs.

As a junior, Chapman threw for over 2,200 yards, completing 64% of his passes. He threw 26 touchdown passes, with only four interceptions. He also rushed for nearly 700 yards and scored eight touchdowns on the ground.

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