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.