The Pitt Panthers will be hosting a major recruit this weekend prior to next week’s National Signing Day.
Florida State 4-star transfer quarterback Chubba Purdy tells Pittsburgh Sports Now that he will be taking an official visit this coming weekend to Pitt. Chris Peak of Pantherlair.com was the first to report this news.
This news comes on the heels of Pitt extending Purdy an offer earlier this week, following a visit from former offensive coordinator Mark Whipple. Back in 2019, Pitt pursued Purdy before he elected to sign with Florida State.
During his true freshman season with Florida State in 2020, Purdy suffered a collarbone injury during camp and wasn’t able to return until November. He started one game and passed for 219 yards and two touchdowns. That injury hampered his offseason leading up to the 2021 season and he wasn’t able to fully compete for the Florida State starting quarterback position. With veterans Jordan Travis and McKenzie Milton, Purdy only played in one game this season and in reserve duty, he went 5 for 5 for 98 yards and two touchdowns.
Purdy’s decision to enter the Transfer Portal surprised many at Florida State because he was expected to challenge for the starting job in 2022.
Purdy (6-foot-3, 200 pounds) is from Perry High School in Gilbert, Arizona and was rated by 247Sports as Top 250 recruit and one of the Top 10 dual threat quarterbacks in the country. During his senior season, Purdy threw for over 3,400 yards and added 36 touchdowns and rushed for over 1,100 yards with 23 touchdowns.
As it stands now, in-house options to replace Kenny Pickett are Nick Patti, Davis Beville, Nate Yarnell and Joey Yellen.
Purdy will have four seasons of athletic eligibility remaining.