Jester Weah Commits to Pitt Panthers

By Taylor Johnson
Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports

Madison Memorial star wide receiver Jester Weah was one of the last talented players in Wisconsin to make a verbal commitment. That all changed over the weekend as the three-star recruit will be joining the Pitt Panthers in the fall. Weah is expected to sign his National Letter of Intent on National Signing Day next Wednesday.

The Panthers will be getting a very talented and very athletic wide out. Weah caught 38 passes for 799 yards and eight touchdowns his senior season, nabbing Wisconsin Football Coaches Association first team honors and Associated Press second team honors as well. Not does Weah excel on the football field, but he is a star on the basketball court and also on the track.

Head coach Paul Chryst is very familiar with Weah, following the standout while he was offensive coordinator for the Wisconsin Badgers

Weah is the fourth wide receiver the Panthers have landed this year. But with the departures of seniors Mike Shanahan and Cam Saddler, Weah should be able to fill in very nicely.

Other programs interested in Weah were the Colorado State Rams, Wyoming Cowboys and Bowling Green State Falcons among others. It was a two horse race between the Rams and Panthers however, as the Rams hosted Weah back on Novemeber 30th and the Panthers played host this past weekend. It was at that official visit with the Panthers where Weah was offered a scholarship and shortly after committed.

Weah stated that the Panthers is “a dream come true.” Panthers fans should be very pleased with what Weah will bring to the field. Like I said he is a very talented, athletic player who should see decent playing time right away for the Panthers.


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