On Sunday, highly-touted five star 2021 prospect Efton Reid made his long-awaited college decision, choosing to play for head coach Will Wade at LSU.
Before all else I wanna thank God for everything that he has done for me and all that he is going to do for me.I want to thank my Circle for giving me the support and guidance during this journey. All I got to say is I’m Ready to get to Work ‼️‼️‼️#bootup 🐯 pic.twitter.com/M5yzs0eTxf
— Efton (@efton15) May 9, 2021
Pitt was thought to be one of the top contenders for Reid after recruiting him hard for years, but in the end the 6-foot-11 big man chose LSU, who came in very late to land him.
While the future of center John Hugley is still up in the air, Jeff Capel and his staff will now look to the transfer portal to find its big man for next season. As for the 2021 class, the staff has an offer out to center Bretner Mutombo, but their doesn’t appear to be much traction between the two sides and Reid appears to be the last legit 2021 center that Pitt is pursuing. At least for now, it looks as though Capel will have to fill this major hole with someone in the transfer portal.