Former Pitt tight end Charles Reeves, who was dismissed from the team with what head coach Pat Narduzzi characterized as a disciplinary action earlier this month, has transferred to Youngstown State, he announced via Instagram on Wednesday.
Reeves, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound tight end redshirted as a true freshman with the Panthers in 2017 and was set to be in line for significant playing time in 2018 before his dismissal on July 13.
Sources told Pittsburgh Sports Now that Reeves left campus and returned to his hometown of Steubenville, Ohio and the Pitt coaching staff made the decision to dismiss Reeves after being unable to get in touch with him.
After Reeves’ dismissal, Pitt is left with graduate transfer Will Gragg, sophomore Tyler Sear and redshirt freshman Grant Carrigan at the tight end position for 2018. His departure leaves the Panthers with one open scholarship heading into fall camp, which is scheduled to begin on Aug. 3.
Reeves was a four-star prospect in Pitt’s recruiting Class of 2017 and held offers from Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State, among others.
Because Reeves is transferring down to the FCS-level Penguins, he will be eligible immediately and have four seasons of eligibility remaining.
Reeves is the third player to transfer from Pitt following the end of the spring session. Linebacker Jalen Williams graduated and transferred to Rhode Island for his final season of eligibility. Offensive lineman Tony Pilato transferred to Slippery Rock and will have two seasons to play in Division II.