ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - Adam Pittser admits he's not going to throw for lots of yards or touchdowns, that he's not going to be a high four-star or five-star prospect.
Running the wing-T offense at Richmond (Ill.) Burton means the pro-style quarterback isn't going to put up eye-popping stats which could be detrimental to his recruitment.
Pittser, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound recruit, has accepted his situation and is still confident he can land some bigger offers. His performance through three days working with some of the nation's best quarterbacks at the EA Sports Elite 11, Pittser has proven he can hang with the big boys.
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"I've never been one of the highly-rated guys," Pittser said. "I've always had to come in trying to prove myself and that's the kind of mentality I go in with, showing everybody I can keep up with these guys. That's the mentality I have, not thinking I'm the best, but proving I can play with these guys.
"We don't throw the ball a ton. We're a run-oriented offense, we run the wing-T so it's hard to impress college coaches with the film I have. When I have my shots I have to go show them what I can do. It's not all about the film for me.
"I'm not making the same kind of throws the other guys are making. I'm not running the same offense and I'm not going to be throwing for 2,500 yards and 40 touchdowns so I have to make the best of what I have and what I can control and that's all I can do."
Ball State, Central Michigan, Western Michigan and Illinois State have offered Pittser, who is not rated by Rivals.com. He said Nebraska had been showing interest before four-star Bubba Starling committed in mid-June and that Wisconsin is involved but has not offered yet. Louisville, Tennessee, Kentucky and Vanderbilt have also been in touch.
That's the tricky situation Pittser finds himself in though - that programs are interested but haven't offered because his junior film is limited and many teams are waiting on higher-rated recruits to make a decision.
It's good that Pittser's in no rush. He plans to wait and see what happens during his senior year before making a commitment. With his performance at the Elite 11 here at Soka University, it would be a surprise if other programs didn't get involved. Things could be moving fast once he returns home.
"With recruiting, before I commit anywhere, I'm going to hold back and maybe wait for the season, see what happens with my senior year," said Pittser, who camped at Ball State, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Wisconsin and Nebraska this summer. "I have a lot of interest but not as many offers. Where I'm from and the school I'm from schools didn't really have a chance to see me.
"I guess I'll find out who really wants me. I'm just trying to make the best decision for me also. It's tough but that's just the situation I'm in. I'd love to commit early but I just have to wait it out and see."