With limited scholarships available this season, Pitt has done a good job of adding talent to their 2022 roster through the walk-on route.
The big local name was Belle Vernon star athlete Devin Whitlock, who rushed for 1,189 yards, threw for 1,023 yards and combined for 32 touchdowns during his senior season.
Monday morning on Pitt’s first spring practice, it was revealed that another WPIAL standout has made the decision to join his hometown team was a walk-on.
Former Avonworth star tight end Trevor Faulkner returned back to Pittsburgh and has joined Pitt has a transfer-walk on. Faulker was a member of the Class of 2021, when he signed with Air Force. The 6’4″, 235-pound athlete also held offers from Akron, Albany, Army, Liberty, William & Mary and a number of Ivy League schools before selecting Air Force.
Faulker was originally a quarterback but switched to tight end as a senior and in his first season at that position, ended up catching 19 passes for 386 yards (20.3 yards/catch) and eight touchdowns.
Faulkner was wearing No. 87 this morning.
Other tight ends on Pitt’s spring roster include senior Kaymar Mimes, Kyi Wright, Cole Mitchell, Gavin Bartholomew and Jake Renda.