Today the Pitt football program received some huge news.
Pat Narduzzi announced that the NCAA informed Pitt that redshirt sophomore wide receiver Taysir Mack will be eligible for the 2018 season.
After Mack transferred from Indiana, Pitt appealed to the NCAA that he should be granted immediate eligility and today, he received the special waiver.
The wide receiver position has been viewed as a weak spot to some but the addition of Mack (6-2, 195) brings Pitt a No. 1 wide out.
Throughout off-season workouts, Mack has been nearly unanimously viewed as the best receiver on the roster.
The immediate addition of Mack has a huge impact on the depth chart. It will be very surprising if Mack doesn’t move immediately into Pitt’s starting lineup.
Other options for regular playing time include Shocky Jacques-Louis, Dontavius Butler-Jenkins, Maurice Ffrench, Tre Tipton, Aaron Mathews and Rafael Araujo-Lopes.
Last season at Indiana, Mack started eight games and caught 23 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns. Against Purdue, Mack had seven catches for 132 yards and a touchdown.
Of Pitt’s returning wide receivers, only Araujo-Lopes had more yards and none had as mnay touchdown.