PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — One of the biggest surprises from Pitt training camp this summer was the emergence of freshman walk-on quarterback Trey Anderson.
Coming in as the fourth option at quarterback, Anderson worked his way up the depth chart throughout camp and appears to the front-runner to grab the backup job behind starter Tino Sunseri. Few could have predicted that would happen, as Anderson came in under the radar behind Anthony Gonzalez and Mark Myers — both heralded recruits.
Crazy things happened at the quarterback position in Todd Graham’s first training camp as head coach. While Sunseri remained the clear No. 1 choice throughout, the other three signal callers had an eventful time.
Gonzalez came in to camp as the likely No. 3 quarterback because of offseason injuries and an arrest that got him suspended for the first two games of the season. Myers was No. 2, and Graham kept talking about this Anderson kid.
Nobody knew who he was or what kind of player he could be until he began to take more and more snaps with the second team. That allowed Graham to move Gonzalez around to H-back in order to get him on the field more often — Graham says Gonzalez is such a good athlete that he needs to be on the field somehow, and he’s able to split out and catch passes at this new position.
Meanwhile, Myers had ups and downs and finished camp with his strongest play, Graham said.
The exact order at quarterback has yet to be determined, but Graham and his staff have raved about Anderson throughout camp. I felt compelled to sit down and chat with him about coming to Pitt and his experience in training camp, which wrapped up Friday.
Chris Gates | Area 4-1-Zoo Blog