Pittsburgh has settled on former Tulsa coach Todd Graham to lead its program, but the coaching turmoil leading up to his hiring has put the Maryland football program in contention for two Panthers recruits.
Pitts originally committed to Pitt, but is now looking at a few other schools because of the Pitt coaching situation. He already has visited Iowa and will visit Maryland and Rutgers the next two weekends.
"It's Rutgers, Maryland, UNC, Miami and Michigan State," Wright said.
Wright has taken official visits to Maryland and North Carolina. He came away from his official visit to Chapel Hill this past weekend with a new favorite. The Tar Heels are going to be tough to beat.• Two Maryland recruits are headed to Nashville this weekend, according to ACCSports.com.
Fullback Tyler Cierski and tight end Ryan Malleck are taking trips to Vanderbilt (where former Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin is now the coach) this weekend and thus are now listed as "soft" verbals by Scout.com.
Both were also two-way York-Adams League Division I all-stars. [Penn State commitment Ben] Kline was the unanimous Division I Player of the Year and Zeller was a dominant force on both lines when the Lions made a surprising run to the District 3-AAAA title game.
And both earned second-team Class AAAA all-state berths from Pennsylvania sports writers.
Tindal's top two schools are Western Michigan and Maryland. He is visiting Western this weekend and Maryland next weekend.