Prior to this season, many people anticipated tight end Lucas Krull to not only be a breakout performer but also a major component in Pitt’s passing attack.
With the weapons that Pitt had returning at wide receiver and with the athletic ability that he possess, Krull had an opportunity to turn into a favorite target for Kenny Pickett and bring something to Pitt’s offense that they haven’t had in many years.
Unfortunately for Krull, he was injured during the second game of the season against Syracuse and that injury, which has never been revealed, has turned out to be season ending.
Krull joined the Panthers as a graduate transfer from Florida, which normally meant his college year would be finished. However, because of the coronavirus, this season the NCAA implemented a new rule allowing players to retain their eligibility. Krull now has the opportunity to return to play for Pitt and that’s what he plans on doing.
Pittsburgh Sports Now has learned that Krull intends to return next season and play for the Panthers in 2021.
Considering his athletic ability and the way he can potentially be utilized in an NFL offense, returning to college and being able to put something on tape for NFL teams is the logical move for Krull.
Expect to hear more news about Pitt players that could decided to return next season in the coming days and weeks.