Pitt has lost its third player in the last 3 days. What had been known for weeks became public today, Chris James is transferring.
Back on December 1st, I was told by multiple people that James had told his teammate that he was leaving. In fact, Jsmes told a couple guys that he was leaving to join Paul Chryst and Wisconsin.
After hearing this, I messaged James and asked him if the rumors were true. Immediately he told me “hell No I’m not transferring. My grandma would kill me if I did.”
He went on to ask me not to even print the story about the rumor because he didn’t want to hear from coaches.
It’s obvious now that James wasn’t telling me the truth.
I’m hearing that James leaving is because of his relationship with the coaches and also wanting to be closer to his home in Chicago.
James came to Pitt as a 4-star recruit under the Chryst coaching staff.
At the end of the season, James fell behind Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall on the depth chart.