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Pat Signal: 2023 wide receiver Zion Fowler commits to Pitt

The 6'1", 185-pound receiver is the first recruit to commit to Pitt's 2023 class

Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt coaching staff landed their first 2023 recruit on Tuesday morning, as Zion Fowler, a wide receiver out of St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, New Jersey, committed to the program. The pledge was the second Pitt received in the last two days, as linebacker Kyle Louis flipped from Temple on Monday.

“First off, I would like to thank Allah for allowing me to be in this position,” Fowler said in a message posted on Twitter. “Secondly, I would like to thank my family and loved ones for pushing me and getting me one step closer to my dreams. With that being said, I will be committing to the University of Pittsburgh.”

The 6’1”, 185-pound wide receiver has yet to be rated by 247Sportsor Rivals. However, he chose Pitt over offers from UMass and ACC rival Virginia Tech and had previously been courted by Boston College, Duke, Florida State, Penn State and Rutgers, all of whom hosted him for at least one visit in 2021.

So far this season, Fowler has 237 yards and five touchdowns on 19 receptions at St. Peter’s Prep, and his school sits at 6-2 on the year after a 35-0 win over Pope John XXIII Regional High School on Saturday in which Fowler reeled in a 33-yard touchdown reception. Those figures are up from 2020, when Fowler had 116 yards and one score on four catches.

Fowler is the second New Jersey recruit to commit to Pitt this week, as Louis, who flipped from Temple, is from East Orange. The Garden State has been kind to Pitt over the years, as it gave Pitt Kenny Pickett in 2017 and SirVocea Dennis in 2019, both of whom evolved into standouts on their respective sides of the ball. The program also reeled in starting offensive linemen Owen Drexel and Carter Warren from Wayne and Montclair, respectively.