Just like last year, Pitt is adding a transfer wide receiver to their depth chart.
Former Hawaii wideout Melquise Stovall announced on Friday his intentions to play his final season of college football at Pitt.
Stovall is a former four-star recruit who’s played at both California and Hawaii, where he played for current Pitt wide receivers coach Brennan Marion. In two seasons at Hawaii, Stovall caught 49 passes for 580 yards and four touchdowns.
“My decision to join Pitt really has to do mostly with the entire scheme at Pitt,” Stovall told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “Pitt is a great school and the football program has produced a lot of great players. I believe because of that, a lot of successful things can come out of it for me and we can enjoy a lot of team success as well. I’m eager to get there and hopefully lead them in the right direction and hopefully lead them to a championship this year.”
I’d like to thank @CoachDuzzPittFB @BrennanMarion4 @CoachWhipPitt @graham_wilbert for believing & taking a chance on me ! I will be furthering my academic & athletic career at the University of Pittsburgh! HAIL TO PITT🟦🟨 pic.twitter.com/6vD8v59b6w
— Melquise Stovall (@MelquiseS) March 26, 2021
Stovall is someone that will fill a hole that Pitt currently had at the slot receiver position and could be used similarly to a playmaker in last years offense, DJ Turner.
”I haven’t been able to see too much of him but Coach said I could be used a lot like DJ last year, which was a guy that came in a week before the season started and picked the offense up pretty well,” Stovall said. “They’re looking at moving around everywhere from the outside, to the slot and at running back. I think they look at me as a slasher that can do about everything and come in and fill some voids that they have.”
Stovall says the plan is for him to join his new team in the summer and he’s looking forward to taking advantage of his last season playing college football.