Pitt coaches offer scholarship to Aliquippa linebacker Zuriah Fisher

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 6:07 PM

Pitt football coaches in decades past found great success recruiting in Aliquippa, a list that starts with all-time greats Mike Ditka, Sean Gilbert and Darrelle Revis.

That connection had softened some in recent years, but coach Pat Narduzzi appears interested in maintaining that bridge. Quips junior Zuriah Fisher, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound linebacker and tight end, announced Wednesday a scholarship offer from Pitt.

Fisher now lists more than a dozen offers — many from Mid-American Conference schools — but recently added Minnesota, Indiana and Boston College as his recruiting stock has risen.

Syracuse offered him in May.

Rivals.com ranks him as a three-star recruit and the eighth-best prospect in Pennsylvania from the 2020 graduating class. Ball State, Bowling Green, Kent State, Ohio, Toledo, Temple, UMass and Youngstown State are his other options.

Fisher was Aliquippa’s second-leading tackler last season with 43 solo tackles and 29 assisted when the Quips won WPIAL and PIAA Class 3A titles.

Aliquippa senior wideout Will Gipson is part of Pitt’s recruiting class that signed during this past winter.

Chris Harlan is a TribLive reporter covering sports. He joined the Trib in 2009 after seven years as a reporter at the Beaver County Times. He can be reached at charlan@triblive.com.


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