The big local football news yesterday was that former Pine-Richland star quarterback Phil Jurkovec is now a free agent after deciding to transfer from Notre Dame.
Barring a waiver from the NCAA, the former 4-star talent would need sit out the 2020 season but would have two years of athletic eligibility remaining. Ever since the news broke that Jurkovec was leaving South Bend, social media and the message boards have been filled with the notion of him coming to Pitt.
Back in 2018 when Jurkovec signed with Notre Dame and bypassed Pitt and other programs it was because he grew up a fan of Notre Dame and they were his dream school. The situation has now changed and Jurkovec will be looking for a place that will allow him a chance to play and fully display his talent.
The question is could that be Pitt and would the two be a good fit?
A couple weeks ago, that answer would 100% be yes but is that still the case with the recent addition of 4-star Arizona State transfer Joey Yellen. Like Jurkovec, Yellen will be sitting out the upcoming season but he has three seasons of remaining eligibility.
Considering this and the fact that Pitt has another 4-star quarterback on the roster in freshman Davis Beville, would this still be a good fit for the two sides?