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Report: Pitt Gets Commitment from former Arizona State QB Joey Yellen

Report: Pitt Gets Commitment from former Arizona State QB Joey Yellen

Pitt has received a commitment from Arizona State transfer quarterback Joey Yellen, according to a report by Panther-Lair.com.

Yellen played in just one game as a true freshman for the Sun Devils in 2019. He will have to sit out the 2020 season and then have three seasons of eligibility remaining with the Panthers.

A native of Mission Viejo, California, Yellen was a consensus four-star prospect when the committed to join Arizona State in the Class of 2019.

He’s a 6-foot-3, 210-pound pro-style quarterback that chose the Sun Devils over major offers from Boise State, Georgia, Oregon State and Washington State.

In his lone game with ASU, Yellen was 28 of 44 for 292 yards, four touchdown and two interceptions for a 140.3 passer rating. He transferred out of Arizona State after losing a battle to start with fellow freshman Jayden Daniels.

Yellen will join Davis Beville and Nick Patti as options to become Pitt’s next starting quarterback in 2021 after the graduation of incumbent Kenny Pickett.

He is the 18th player to join the Panthers since the end of the 2019 season. Pitt had 14 seniors graduate and three players leave the team, meaning that Pitt will need to clear one additional scholarship to make room for Yellen.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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joe
joe
6 months ago

well, he has a lot of time left..thats good… I wonder if Patti looks to transfer, someone will get squeezed out

Justjn
Justjn
6 months ago
Reply to  joe

Nobody will lose any sleep if he does…

CK-H2P
CK-H2P
6 months ago
Reply to  joe

I think Patti will be given every opportunity to compete for the starting job after next season if he stays. The coaching staff trusted him in games this year as the backup when they could have gone with the more experienced QB in Jeff George Jr. which leads me to believe that the coaching staff has faith in his talent and skill set to lead this team if needed.

With that being said, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a transfer either. The college QB carousel seems to spin just about as quickly as the coaching carousel does these days.

Pitt WRs
Pitt WRs
6 months ago
Reply to  Alan Saunders

And that makes us sad…

CK-H2P
CK-H2P
6 months ago
Reply to  Pitt WRs

I sometimes wonder if people would still have the same sort of resentment towards Pickett if it was his redshirt sophomore season rather than his junior season this year. He threw a total of 66 passes in four games played his freshman year and had the redshirt rules been adjusted a couple of years sooner he would have been able to redshirt his freshman year. There are certain areas of his game in which he showed a lot of growth this past year in comparison to 2018 and with another year of experience under his belt I am hoping that… Read more »

CK-H2P
CK-H2P
6 months ago
Reply to  Alan Saunders

Absolutely agree. That is why I indicated after next season.

Haysroad
Haysroad
6 months ago

Per minutes played Patti did better than KP. Pitt has not known what to do with a QB since Van Pelt, Cavanaugh and Marino. I am just waiting to see what second rate fifth year OL we can get.

teddyballgame
teddyballgame
6 months ago
Reply to  Haysroad

I hope we get two.overrated OL.

Eddie Futch
Eddie Futch
6 months ago
Reply to  Haysroad

You must not have seen Nicki Patti play against deleware. His throws were late and telegraphed and it was against a team in a lower classification. Bringing up a statistical comparison made me laugh out loud. Thank you for the morning levity.

Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
6 months ago
Reply to  Eddie Futch

he did do one thing Pickett couldn’t do though…score a TD in the 3rd quarter. So at least he’s got that going for him haha

Section 122
Section 122
6 months ago
Reply to  Eddie Futch

Patti is basically Duck but stealing a D-1 scholarship. He should go to class wearing a black ski mask b/c he’s stealing that debt free degree.

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Joey Tiley
Joey Tiley
6 months ago

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Section 122
Section 122
6 months ago

He can’t be any worse than what we’ve been running out there for the past 30 years.

Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
6 months ago

Surprised Mike didn’t write this article. He was adamant that Pitt wouldn’t take a transfer QB this year… Hate to say I told ya so, but even Stevie Wonder could see this coming.

Pat Adonizio
Pat Adonizio
6 months ago

Nardi has undermined qb position since year 1 and continues to do so. Failure to show ability to commit to kids on roster and to develop a qb.

CK-H2P
CK-H2P
6 months ago
Reply to  Pat Adonizio

I learned a valuable lesson from my college coach post graduation that I wish I could have grasped when I was playing and that is if your coach is not doing everything within his power to replace you every offseason than he isn’t doing his job correctly. Now it is either fight or flight for the QBs in the locker room. They can either look at this as a roadblock and pack up and leave for what they feel may be a better opportunity or bunker down and outperform their competition. By no means is bringing in transfers at QB… Read more »

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