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.
Excited for the opportunity!!🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/3SOrX4ltGk
— Wendell Davis Jr. (@wendellwdj) December 13, 2021
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.