In somewhat of a surprise move, Pitt linebacker Wendell Davis has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal.
The junior from Virginia played in eight games and made three starts this season, registering 27 tackles, 1 sack, 1 hurry and 3.5 tackles for loss.
Thanks for all the folks reaching out. Unfortunately I’ve decided to move on but I’ll be a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh in a few weeks. Nothing bad here, not a selfish move. Those involved know the truth. Absolutely love my teammates and I hope they win the ACC!
— Wendell Davis Jr. (@wendellwdj) November 3, 2021
Davis was splitting time with Sir’Vocea Dennis for much of the season but last week against Miami, Davis was benched following his missed tackle on running back Jaylan Knighton’s 51-yard touchdown run.
— ACC Network (@accnetwork) October 30, 2021
Dennis will take over as the full time starter and Brandon George will move in as his backup, Davis has already used up his redshirt season but will still have two seasons of athletic eligibility remaining.
Davis was a three-star recruit in Pitt’s Class of 2018 out of Benedictine High School in Richmond, Virginia and ended up signing with Pitt over other offers from Duke, Indiana, Michigan State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, Wake Forest and West Virginia.