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South Fayette receiver considering Pitt

Sidney Davis | Tribune-Review
South Fayette's Zach Challingsworth weaves through the Seton La Salle defense on a 65-yard pass play during a WPIAL Class AA playoff game Nov. 11, 2011.

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South Fayette wide receiver Zach Challingsworth hates the word “decommit,” but he said he couldn't avoid it when Pitt offered him a scholarship.

“It's the business,” said Challingsworth, who committed to Toledo on Monday before changing his mind Wednesday and is now considering Pitt. “I don't feel good about it, but it's where my heart's at.”

Challingsworth attended Pitt's prospects camp last weekend, but he didn't receive a scholarship offer. That's when he verbally committed to Toledo, whose coaches sent him 58 letters in one day this spring. He also had offers from Akron, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Ohio and Temple.

“I wasn't sure what Pitt was doing,” he said.

Finally, Pitt invited him to campus for a visit Wednesday. At the end of it, Pitt made him an offer, and he decommitted from Toledo.

“It's been a confusing week,” he said.

Challingsworth, 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, was one of the most productive receivers in the WPIAL last season, posting 48 receptions for 800 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also intercepted six passes at defensive back and blocked four field-goal attempts.

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