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Paul Chryst picked up his 27th recruit for the class of 2013.
Wide receiver Jester Weah of Madison Memorial High School in Wisconsin committed to the Panthers on Friday, swelling Paul Chryst's seminal recruiting class to 27. Standing at 6'3'' and 195, Weah is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals and a two-star by Scout. His other offers included Colorado State, Wyoming, and several smaller programs. As reported by the Trib's Jerry DiPaola, Weah has an impressive athletic background.
Madison coach Mike Galindo is impresssed by Weah‘s athleticism and ability to learn.
"He figured (football) out real fast," Galindo said. "He is a natural learner. Half of those catches weren‘t easy, because he was double-teamed, but we always knew what we were going to get with him."
Weah, 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, also plays basketball at Madison, one of the premier programs in the state. He started as a sophomore for a championship team in Wisconsin‘s biggest classification, and this season he is averaging 20 points per game. He also recorded six dunks in one game.
Weah comes from an athletic family. His uncle George was a celebrated Liberian soccer player who once ran unsuccessfully for president in that nation.
I've always preferred tall, physical receivers to short, speedy types; between his height and diverse athletic career it sounds like Weah definitely has some talent to offer the Panthers' receiving corps which is losing seniors Mike Shanahan and Cam Saddler. He is the fourth wideout in this class joining Tyler Boyd, Zach Challingsworth, and Terrish Webb. 12 days remain until national signing day on February 6.
Welcome to Pitt, Jester! (Sweet name, by the way.)