Tra'Von Chapman gives Pitt options at quarterback

With Tino Sunseri gone, the quarterback discussion is front and center for 2013. But it's beyond this year that really matters.

This fall, Tom Savage, Chad Voytik, and Trey Anderson will battle it out for the starting job. But Savage has only one year of eligibility and while Anderson has a bit more experience than Voytik, it's not likely he would become the starter in 2014. But just in case Voytik doesn't pan out, Pitt has 2013 recruit Tra'Von Chapman hanging around as well.

Chapman is a highly-touted prospect and could be a legitimate threat to challenge Voytik for the starting job. Last year, he threw for 2,900 yards, 33 touchdowns, and only nine interceptions. His completion percentage of 53% could come up a bit, but he's clearly capable of competing for the starting job.

In addition, Chapman brings a bit of a different dimension as a dual-threat quarterback. Voytik has some scrambling ability, but not as much as Chapman, who rushed for more than 1,500 yards the past two seasons. Even if he doesn't overtake Voytik for the starting job, Pitt could utilize him in any number of packages to come in and spell Voytik from time to time.

Chapman was a valuable pickup for Chryst and along with Voytik, really helps stabilize the quarterback position.

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