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Pitt QB Davis Beville Enters the Transfer Portal

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Davis Beville’s final appearance at Pitt may not have ended the way he would have liked, with a loss in the 2021 Peach Bowl against Michigan State, but the former three-star recruit will always have the memory of throwing a touchdown in a New Year’s Six Bowl game.

Beville entered the transfer portal Thursday afternoon, with the NCAA Transfer Portal Twitter account announcing his decision. Beville spent three seasons at Pitt after arriving in 2019.

With Kedon Slovis and Nick Patti locked in a competition for the starting spot in 2022, Beville would have been locked into the No. 3 spot on the depth chart, so his chances at seeing the field in 2022 would have likely only come in the event of injuries to both Slovis and Patti. It was only a matter of time before a Pitt quarterback entered the portal, and it just turned out that Beville was the one to do it.

Beville enrolled at Pitt as a three-star recruit out of Greenville, South Carolina in 2019. As the top-ranked recruit in the class and one of the highest-ranked quarterbacks landed by Pat Narduzzi, Beville was never able to make the impact many hoped he would. 

After redshirting in 2019, Beville played sparingly during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. He completed 5-of-10 pass attempts in 2020 for 30 yards in 2020, and he took over for an injured Nick Patti in the Peach Bowl, completing 14-of-18 pass attempts for 149 yards with a touchdown and interception.

He finishes his career at Pitt with 207 yards and a touchdown on 17-of-22 pass attempts in eight appearances over the last two seasons.

Aside from Slovis and Patti, Pitt’s roster still includes Joey Yellen (who will presumably step into the No. 3 role), 2021 three-star Nate Yarnell and walk-ons Eli Kosanovich and Jake Frantl.

With Beville’s scholarship off the books, Pitt now has 84 players on scholarship as of this moment, and that leaves room for one more scholarship player entering the 2022 season. If Narduzzi wishes to use the transfer portal further this spring and summer, he will have the chance to add one more scholarship player — in the event further movement doesn’t take place.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Krackerjack Kid
Krackerjack Kid
1 month ago

Hate to see this guy go. But this is a situation where he would probably never get to really play before his eligibility was used.

I was excited when he was signed and thought for sure he’d be the eventual starter after Pickett. But, he had some erratic playing time and never seemed to develop into his true potential.

Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
1 month ago

Figured somebody would sooner or later, but thought it’d be Yellen.

Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
1 month ago

I blame Narduzzi for this. He shouldv’e started Beville over Pickett last season. Beville has a stronger arm & is more mobile & is a proven winner.

TJ
TJ
1 month ago

lay off the sauce … lol

James from Florida
James from Florida
1 month ago

By any chance did you watch the Preach Bowl?

Beville looked like a statue, he couldn’t get out of his own way during the game. He is very slow regarding foot speed and he had trouble reading the MSU defense all game that resulted in a few bad sacks.

Was Pickett a Heisman finalist? I guess Beville would have won it if he played last season.

You observation skills are slightly skewed in this case.

Dave
Dave
1 month ago

Have you guys heard of sarcasm?

Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave

No sarcasm, totally serious. Duzz should be fired for this. Cignetti too.

Nonya
Nonya
1 month ago

He didnt look to mobile in the peach bowl

Michael Willson
Michael Willson
1 month ago

In what universe bud? Certainly not this one, sure you’re watching the same game as everyone else?

kevin
kevin
1 month ago

He was not good in the Peach bowl. He looked very afraid and slow. He does have a strong arm but only looked at primary receiver. He needs A LOT of development, and I’m not sure even then he will make it with how slow he looked.Good luck and H2P!!!

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