Junior quarterback Ryan Gumbita of Mount Pleasant, Pa. has the size, 6-foot-4 and 210-pounds, and the skill set that is drawing college coaches to his school. He has taken one visit earlier this fall and is hoping to take a few more in the coming months.
"Recruiting has been heating up recently," said Gumbita. "I was invited to the Pitt game two weeks ago. Pitt, Temple, Buffalo and Maryland have been talking to me."
Gumbita attended that Pittsburgh game, which was their victory against Virginia Tech.
"It was a great game," he said. "The Pitt coaches showed a lot of hospitality. Coach Haering spent a lot of time talking to my father and I."
There are no further visits scheduled at this time, but he would like to add a few more in the coming months.
"Being from western Pennsylvania obviously I would like to visit Penn State," said Gumbita. "I'd like to visit Pitt again and also West Virginia. At the same time I will go anywhere that gives me an opportunity."
During the summer Gumbita stayed local and attended the Pittsburgh camp.
"It went very well," he said. "I learned a lot. The coaches were great and they really helped me out."
So far this fall Gumbita has noticed improvements in his game.
"I feel that both parts of my game have been good, but last season I was more of a runner," he said. "This year coach is letting me showcase my throwing ability. This past off-season I spent a lot of time on my accuracy so that has been the biggest improvement in my game."
And that work in the off-season is paying off.
"I have been throwing the ball well," he said. "I had a breakout game last week. I was 7 for 9 for 185 yards and three touchdowns. I only played the first half. I have also been running the ball well. I'm looking forward to some better competition."