Aundre Hyatt was a major target of Jeff Capel a couple years ago but the Panthers lost out when the New York native committed to LSU.
Two years later, Hyatt is a free agent and Pitt is once again trying to recruit him to Oakland.
Hyatt entered the NCAA Transfer portal on April 14 and has started the process of conducting Zoom calls with various programs. College Basketball Insider Andrew Slater reports that Hyatt spoke with the coaches at Penn State on Monday night and will be speaking with Capel and Pitt today.
Hyatt (6-foot-7, 215 lbs.) was a 4-star recruit in the Class of 2019 and rated by Rivals as one of the Top 60 players in the country. Prior to committing to Will Wade and the Tigers, Hyatt was seriously considering Pitt as he told PSN back then, “Pitt is a favorite” and “The ACC is one of the best conferences in the country. They produce professionals every year. I can see myself playing in the conference.”
Last season for LSU, Hyatt started 15 games and averaged 4.2 points and 3.1 rebounds. His best game at LSU was in the NCAA Tournament against St. Bonaventure as he scored 13 points and collected three rebounds.
Per Adam Zagoria, Boston College and Texas A&M are a couple of the teams that have reached out to Hyatt.
After making his decision, Hyatt will have three seasons of athletic eligibility remaining.