"Pitt football coach Paul Chryst got his second recruit from the WPIAL class of 2013 Monday when Gateway's Jaymar Parrish made a verbal commitment to the Panthers.
Parrish is a 6-foot, 235-pound junior at Gateway who plays tight end and linebacker. But Pitt recruited Parrish as a fullback. Pitt's other recruit from the WPIAL class of 2013 is Seton-LaSalle tight end Scott Orndoff.
"They're going to line him up as a traditional fullback because they're a pro-style offense team," said Gateway coach Terry Smith. "He's an extremely physical blocker and just a tough, hard-nosed kid who is really athletic."
Akron also offered Parrish a scholarship, while Penn State, Wisconsin and Purdue were showing interest."