Under the radar quarterback Michael Bittner has decided on his academic and athletic future as he’ll continue his pursuits at the University of Tennessee.

Bittner, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound quarterback out of Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder, enjoyed a great senior year passing for 2,331 yards and 16 touchdowns while also rushing for 631 yards and 11 scores.

After getting limited reps the first five weeks of his junior year, Bittner came on strong helping the Panthers to big wins over rival Moeller and always tough Winton Woods combining for 459 yards on 36-of-49 passing with five touchdowns and zero interceptions.

The Panthers went 6-4 this past season and looked like a strong playoff contender with an opening round 35-0 win over Moeller. However, early in a second-round game against Lakota East, Bittner went down with an injury and while the Panthers advanced, Bittner missed the following week against Colerain.

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Dave Berk

Team publisher and recruiting analyst for Scout.com from 2002-2017. Founded Dave Berk Consulting (DaveBerkConsulting.com), a football recruiting consulting company focused on helping families through the recruiting process in 2016. Founded First Star Football Report in fall of 2018. Has appeared on national, regional and local television and radio including NFL Network, FOX Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, 700 WLW, 980 WONE, WCPO CH9 and more. Provided recruiting analysis for FOX Sports Ohio weekly high school game of the week in Southwest Ohio area and was an analyst for the Time Warner Sports (Spectrum Sports) Ohio National Signing Day show.

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