By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Todd Graham and the Pitt Panthers have found out that they’ve lost out on a top local offensive lineman.

The Pitt football program has been able to attract 3 transfers for the 2012 season, but, they’re still shutout trying to land verbal commitments.

Ian Park, a blue-chip offensive lineman from Upper St. Clair informed the Panther coaching staff that he’s going in a different direction.

One day after receiving a scholarship offer from Northwestern, Park informed head coach Pat Fitzgerald that he wanted to join his football team.

One of the things that Park (6-4, 295 lbs.) liked most about the Wildcats was the ability to play early.

Aside from Northwestern, Park also had scholarship offers from Pitt, Maryland, Syracuse, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.

Park was one of the first junior prospects that Graham brought onto campus after getting hired at Pitt.

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