The Pitt football program has a new quarterback.
Bo Schneider announced on Twitter tonight that he’s transferring from Central Florida and coming to Pitt. A short time after making the announcement, I had a chance to talk with Schneider.
Schneider (6-3, 225) made it clear as to why he’s leaving Florida for Pennsylvania.
“The style of Pitt’s offense fits me better”, said Schneider. “Pitt runs a Pro Style offense and with Coach Frost, Central Florida is moving to a spread offense. ”
The freshman quarterback told me that once he realized he wasn’t a fit with Central Florida, he contacted Pitt and offensive coordinator Matt Canada.
“I knew Coach Canada because he recruited me while he was at NC State. Coach Canada is a great guy and a smart guy. I like him because he tells it how it is. I like that from a coach”, said Schneider.
Schneider says that he plans on finishing out the spring semester at Central Florida and then move to Pittsburgh this summer.
The Texas native started 3 games last year for Central Florida but appeared in 8 games. For the season, he was 54-105, 534 yards and 2 TD’s.
Schneider will have to sit out the 2016 season but will officially join the team in 2017 and then have 3 years of eligibility remaining. At that time, Schneider will be in the running for the starting job with Thomas MacVittie.
“I plan on coming in and competing for the job. In the end, I want what’s best for the team. All I want is to win championships. I’ll fight as hard as I can for the job but really what I want most is to win and win championships”, said Schneider.
Schneider has never been to Pittsburgh but wants to make a visit ASAP.
“I’m just excited to get to Pitt.”