2016 Quarterback commit Thomas MacVittie (Archbishop Moeller Cincinnati, Oh) hit the road for Pittsburgh this morning from Cincinnati, Ohio to make his official visit to the Panthers. The 6’5″ 220 lb MacVittie is the lone QB commit in this class and likely the most important commit. Recruiting misses at the position have plagued the Pitt football program in its recent history in terms of on field performance and depth at the position through attrition.
MacVittie represents all a college football program covets in a QB prospect. He has the size, speed, elusiveness and arm talent. He also possesses the big time HS program pedigree. Moeller was recognized by Max Preps as having the most difficult schedule in all of HS football for the 2015 season and is a perennial power in Ohio football.
While coming from a big time HS program has its advantages, it also presents challenges. Sometimes you have to wait your turn. Thomas did exactly this spending time playing WR as a junior on the varsity.
This time waiting wasn’t spent idle for him. He and his dad (Tom) made the 350 mile trip to work in the off season with renowned St. Louis based private QB coach Skip Stitzell. Stitzell has trained the likes of Blaine Gabbert, Christian Hackenberg and Gunnar Kiel. All highly rated HS QBs who landed at P5 programs.
The difference between MacVittie and the other QBs Stitzell has trained? MacVittie can flat out run. Running a 4.5/40 he has legit game breaking ability on QB designed runs and read option plays coach John Rodenberg and staff called for him at Moeller....
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