Quarterback Davis Beville won’t waste anytime becoming a member of the Pitt football team.
Wednesday afternoon, Beville confirmed to Pittsburgh Sports Now that he will graduate from his South Carolina high school in December and enroll early at Pitt.
“I definitely say it was a hard decision,” said Beville. “You have to think about leaving all of your friends, family and everything to do with high school behind you. My family and I talked about it and I definetely think it’s the best decision and best for my future.
”My goal has always been to be a college quarterback and I’ve stated before that I want to get in and play early. That’s my goal.””
To make a life-changing decision such as this, Beville needed and received full support of his family.
“My dad played in college and knows the whole deal,” said Beville. “They were definitely supportive of everything that I wanted do, always have been and always will be. It’s going to be weird to be without them, which means I’m going to have a lot more responsibility but that’s something I’m looking forward to.”
If there’s one position that benefits the most from reporting early and getting to work it’s the quarterback. Beville knows that starter Kenny Pickett will be back but wants to be there and learn as much as possible just in case.
“Getting there early for a quarterback is huge because you have to learn so much,” he said. “You have to know everything you can about the defenses you will be seeing. I just want to be there for whenever my name is called and just wanted to be prepared.”
In seven games this season, Beville has thrown for 1,182 yards for 15 touchdowns and has rushed for 204 yards and one touchdown.
It will mark the third straight season the Panthers have had a quarterback as an early enrollee. Pickett enrolled early in 2017 and Ricky Town arrived on campus this January.