Chryst lands QB Tra'Von Chapman at Pitt


Paul Chryst landed his first quarterback at Pittsburgh.

Chryst, the former Wisconsin offensive coordinator who helped mold Russell Wilson into a Heisman finalist, picked up a commitment from three-star dual-threat quarterback Tra'Von Chapman (Kent, Ohio/Roosevelt) on Thursday.

"Pitt is a unique place and the coaches are a class act," Chapman wrote in a text message. "I trust these guys to make the most not only to make me a better athlete, but a better man."

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound rising senior is No. 20 nationally among dual-threat quarterbacks.

Pitt landed four-star quarterback Chad Voytik in the 2012 class, but Voytik was already on board when Chryst took the job.

Chapman chose Pitt over Arizona, Cincinnati and Wisconsin. His father is a coach at Kent State.