It appears as though the Pitt football team is losing a member of its team.
Safety Pat Amara, Jr. announced this morning on Twitter that he asked the university for a release from his scholarship and it was granted.
“Talking to my family and mentors this is the best situation for me to strive for my hopes and dreams”, said Amara. “This will not be easy for me ending something I started with intentions of being a Pitt man.”
Amara went on to say, “I’d like to thank Coach Narduzzi for coming in and doing all he can to change Pitt for the better.”
“I will always love and support Pitt even when I’m in another uniform. As always and forever Hail to Pitt.”
Sources tell me that Amara’s departure was due to future playing time in particular the emergence of ACC defensive rookie of the Year Jordan Whitehead.
Amara started 3 games this year, including the season opener vs Youngstown State.
Yesterday, a report surfaced saying that redshirt freshman LB Jamal Davis cleaned out his locker and intends to transfer.
Both players will have 2 years of eligibility remaining.