South Fayette receiver considering Pitt
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.
Top Penn State recruit suffers knee injury
Tight end Adam Breneman, a Penn State commit considered the nation's top tight end in the Class of 2013, suffered a knee injury yesterday during a seven-on-seven camp at Cedar Cliff High School.
He told The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News that he is praying it's not an ACL injury but was told it might be. As a junior last year, he caught 72 passes for 1,120 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Nittany Lions add New Jersey linebacker
Penn State added its third recruit for the Class of 2013 on Wednesday when linebacker Brandon Bell gave a verbal commitment.
Bell, rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, is a 6-2, 215-pounder from Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing, N.J. He also had offers from Rutgers and West Virginia, among others.
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