With Kenny Pickett leaving for the NFL and a group of inexperienced quarterbacks left on the roster, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi and the staff turned to the transfer portal and landed their guy.
Former USC and All-Pac 12 quarterback Kedon Slovis signed with Pitt Tuesday afternoon, Narduzzi announced through a Twitter post (which was also confirmed by through Slovis’s Instagram).
— Pat Narduzzi (@CoachDuzzPittFB) December 21, 2021
“I was so excited when Coach Narduzzi called, because I knew that Pitt and this program were the right fit for me to keep developing into the leader I can be,” Slovis said in his statement. “I’m ready to win now — and talking to the players who are returning, and seeing how hungry they are for this season, that got me pumped. They have a lot of talented players coming back. And, man … getting to throw the ball to the guy who just won the Biletnikoff?? That’s something you don’t pass up. The culture and indentity that Coach Narduzzi has created is everything I want to be a part of.”
Slovis, who was the first team All-Pac 12 quarterback selection as a sophomore last season, played 27 games with USC — throwing for 7,567 yards and 58 touchdowns. As a freshman in 2019, he threw for 3,502 yards and 30 touchdowns, and he threw for 1,921 yards and 17 touchdowns in a Covid-shortened 2020 season.
A 6-foot-3, 210-pound signal-caller, Slovis is a battle-tested, Power Five quarterback who has experienced massive success during his tenure as a college quarterback. He will be eligible immediately and retain two seasons of college eligibility.
Stay tuned with PSN for in-depth coverage of Slovis and his potential as a Pitt quarterback.