The Pitt Panthers reeled in another transfer, as former Wisconsin running back Zach Brown has announced he will spend his final year of eligibility as a Pitt Panther.
"I want to thank everyone who's made my experience at Wisconsin a Great one," Brown announced via Facebook and Twitter. "I thank God for planting me at Wisconsin where I ACHIEVED a DEGREE and the chance to play in front of the best fans in college football that I have grown to know and love. I'm sure with God in my plans I will enjoy another great experience at PITT. May God Bless Badger Nation and Thank You!"
With Brown scheduled for graduation this summer, he is able to play immediately at Pitt without having to sit out a year. He is eligible for one final season, where he is expected to team with Ray Graham to provide as lethal a punch at running back as anywhere in the nation.
Coming out of Royal Palm Beach High in Florida, with the Class of 2007, Brown was recruited heavily under former Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt. He was recruited by former Pitt assistant Charlie Partridge, also a Florida native. Partridge, ironically, joined the Wisconsin staff after Brown's freshman season as a Badger.
Brown had it down to Pitt and Wisconsin, coming out of high school, taking an official visit to Pitt in December of 2006. He chose the Badgers a week after his official visit to Pitt. Pitt did add three running backs in that 2007 class despite losing out on Brown. The Panthers did sign Greg Williams--initially signed as a running back, Shariff Harris out of New Jersey and LeSean McCoy, now of the Philadelphia Eagles.