Pitt and Akron have made a trade of sorts in the last week. Former Akron wide receiver Konata Mumpfield announced his transfer to Pitt on Sunday, and now former Pitt wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis will be headed to Akron.
Jacques-Louis, a four-year player at Pitt, announced his decision to transfer to Akron for his final season of college football eligibility Thursday night via social media.
— Shocky Jacques-louis🇭🇹 (@ShockyMVP) January 6, 2022
Jacques-Louis arrived in Pittsburgh from Dunbar High School in Fort Myers, Florida as part of Pitt’s 2018 class, and while he never emerged as a crucial starter, he made an impact all four seasons.
After playing sparingly as a true freshman in 2018, Jacques-Louis caught at least 20 passes for 250 yards in each of three following seasons at Pitt – including a career-best season of 23 receptions for 348 yards and two touchdowns in 2019.
With a log-jam of receivers ahead of him in 2021, Jacques-Louis still caught 25 balls for 259 yards and a touchdown this season.
As Pitt added Mumpfield from Akron and returns a very deep receiving corps headlined by Biletnikoff winner Jordan Addison, Jacques-Louis’s playing time in 2022 would have been decreased.
Jacques-Louis will have the opportunity to earn a greater share of targets at Akron in 2022 and help replace the production lost from Mumpfield’s exit.
Akron also added two former WPIAL players in the last 24 hours in former East Allegheny (and West Virginia) tight end TJ Banks and former Central Catholic (and Buffalo) linebacker Tim Terry.
Banks caught six passes for 51 yards at WVU last season, and Terry racked up 23 tackles (10 solo), 1.5 tackle for losses, two fumble recoveries and scored a touchdown last season at Buffalo.