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Pitt Adds Notre Dame Transfer LB Shayne Simon

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Just days after Michael Dowell was not able to be a part of the Pitt program, the Panthers got the veteran linebacker that they’ve been looking to add.

Notre Dame transfer linebacker Shayne Simon reportedly has joined the Panthers team. This news was first reported by ESPN’s Pete Thamel.

Simon (6-foot-3, 233 pounds) is a former four-star recruit from St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, New Jersey and a member of Notre Dame’s Class of 2018. Simon announced his decision to transfer back on Dec. 18.

After starting this season on Notre Dame’s second-team defense, Simon was injured (torn labrum) in Notre Dame’s season opener and missed the remainder of the season. Because of this and the extra COVID season last year, Simon will have two seasons of athletic eligibility remaining.

In mostly part-time duty from 2018-20, Simon registered 27 tackles and 3 tackles for loss. Last season, Simon made 8 starts for the Fighting Irish.

Before signing with Notre Dame, held offers from Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Penn State, UCLA, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. At Pitt, Simon will have the prime opportunity to step in and replace Cam Bright at Star outside linebacker.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Krackerjack Kid
Krackerjack Kid
10 months ago

Should be a good addition.

Next man up!

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
10 months ago

Great pick up

Send it in !
Send it in !
10 months ago

This is a much better ‘get’ from the portal of chaos. 4 star with lots of potential, upside and experience on a team who made the Final 4 in 2020.

Getting starters from 2 super bigtime programs like ND & USC (Slovis) means perhaps Pitt has turned a corner(along with 2021)…from middling to Juggernaut.

Jeff
Jeff
10 months ago

I’ve been wondering if someone like Buddy Mack could potentially play linebacker to add to the depth of the room. Coming out of high school he was known as a hard hitter. It just makes me wonder if that could be an option for Mack and Pitt if he added some weight during the off-season. Maybe the next Phil Campbell type. Just tossing stuff at the wall. You can tell I miss Pitt football and the season just ended recently. You have to admit Buddy Mack is a good name for a linebacker.

Last edited 10 months ago by Jeff
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