Two student-athletes have international background
Photos of the Wyoming football team's second scrimmage of the 2011 fall season.
High School: Adam Pittser was ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 19 dual-threat quarterback in the nation coming out of high school in the spring of 2011. Rivals.com also ranked Pittser No. 5 in the nation among high school quarterbacks in terms of arm strength, and ranked him as the No. 13 overall recruit at all positions in the state of Illinois. Scout.com ranked him as the 25th-best quarterback in the nation in the 2011 recruiting class. Both Rivals.com and Scout.com rate Pittser as a three-star recruit. Pittser first gained national attention when he had an impressive showing at the ESPN RISE Elite 11 QB camp in the summer of 2010 where he was the runner-up for the camp's MVP award. He was named to the Chicago Tribune Honorable Mention All-State Team for all classifications his senior season at Richmond-Burton High School. Pittser captained his Richmond-Burton team to the quarterfinals of the 2010 Illinois Class 4A state playoffs. Richmond-Burton entered the playoffs with a perfect 9-0 record and was a No. 2 seed. They won their first two playoff games by 28 points each, before losing by one point in the quarterfinals to eventual state runner-up Rock Island Alleman. The Rockets ended the season with an 11-1 record. As a junior, Pittser led Richmond-Burton to the semifinals of the 4A state playoffs and a 12-2 overall record. He played for head coach Pat Elder.
Personal: The son of Tammy and David Pittser, he has one brother, Nick, and one sister, Emily. Pittser was also recruited by Colorado, Wisconsin, Ball State and Western Michigan.