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Pitt Adds Transfer WR Taysir Mack

Pitt Adds Transfer WR Taysir Mack

Pitt landed its 17th signee in the Class of 2018 on Thursday in former Indiana wide receiver Taysir Mack.

Mack is a 6-foot-2, 200-pound receiver from Brooklyn, New York and attended Grand Street Campus High School. He spent two years at Indiana, redshirting in 2016 before making eight starts and appearing in all 12 games in 2017.

He finished the 2017 season with 23 catches for 310 yards — a 13.5 yard-per-catch average. He also scored three touchdowns.

Both Pitt offensive coordinator Shawn Watson and offensive quality control coach James Patton worked at Indiana, and Patton recruited him to play there, according to Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi, who announced the signing on his Twitter page

“We are thrilled to include Taysir Mack as another addition to our 2018 class,” Narduzzi said on Twitter. “Taysir brings experience to our wide receiver room. He has a previous relationship with our offensive coordinator, Shawn Watson and was recruited to Indiana by our Offensive Quality Control, James Patton.”

Mack will have to sit out the 2018 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He will lose a year of eligibility as a result and will have two seasons to play with the Panthers in 2019 and 2020.

He is the third wide receiver to join Pitt this offseason, following incoming freshmen Shocky Louis-Jacques and Cameron O’Neil. From the 2017 team, the Panthers lost wide receiver Jester Weah to graduation and Quadree Henderson to the NFL.

Pitt now stands at the scholarship maximum of 85 players, meaning that any further additions will have to result in a player leaving the team.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker

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