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Former Pitt LB Wendell Davis Lands With Northwestern

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Pitt linebacker Wendell Davis entered the transfer portal in November, announcing his decision to exit the program after graduating this winter and seek a fresh start elsewhere.

He committed to Northwestern Monday afternoon, he announced via Twitter, and he’ll once again look for playing time with a Power Five school.

Davis, a 6-foot-2, 240-pound redshirt junior inside linebacker, originally committed to Pitt out of Benedictine College Prep in Richmond, Virginia. He redshirted as a freshman in 2018 and played in 24 games over the past three seasons.

In 2021, Davis started a handful of games, racking up 28 tackles (7 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack, but his playing time diminished as the season wore on. He finished his Pitt career with 45 tackles (13 solo), five tackles for loss, two sacks and a special teams touchdown.

Pitt’s linebacking corps will have a bit of retooling to accomplish over the offseason, but a solid chunk of contributors, including SirVocea Dennis, is already in place.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
9 months ago

Stop writing about quitters. Once they enter the portal, they are no longer Pitt men.

Let's Believe
Let's Believe
9 months ago

There was a time when athletics was everything that is right with the world. Now it’s everything that is wrong in the world. Miss a tackle against Miami, get benched, enters the transfer portal next week. I don’t blame the kid, it’s the easier and softer way these kids are allowed to take nowadays.

Dukes

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