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Pitt DL JoJo Belgrave Enters the NCAA Transfer Portal

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With Pitt’s vast wealth of defensive line depth, inside and outside, it was going to lead to some of Pitt’s linemen looking for opportunities elsewhere.

Emmanuel “JoJo” Belgrave, a redshirt sophomore defensive lineman from Miami Southridge Senior in Miami, Florida, officially entered the transfer portal Tuesday afternoon.

“I want to say I appreciate the University of Pittsburgh Coaching Staff for giving me a opportunity to play football and getting my education,” Belgrave said on Twitter. “Also to my life skills family at Pitt I want to truly thank you’ll for everything since the I walked through those Pitt doors. To my brothers that I made during the time at Pitt I want thank you’ll for those talks off the field, moments at the game, and moments grinding in the off-season with the strength staff. Pittsburgh will forever be my home and I’m thankful.

“With that being said I’m entering the transfer portal and my recruitment is now open with 4 more years of eligibility.”

After arriving as a three-star recruit, the 1,272nd-ranked recruit in the class of 2020 (64th-ranked weakside defensive end and 169th-ranked recruit from Florida), he was not able to see the field during his two seasons in Pittsburgh.

With four seasons of eligibility, coming from a Power Five program, Belgrave (6-foot-3, 255 pounds) should be an attractive option for a program at a lower level.

With Belgrave officially exiting, along with tight end Kaymar Mimes two weeks ago, Pitt now has 83 scholarship players ahead of the 2022 season — two below the maximum limit.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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TJ
TJ
7 months ago

best wishes JoJo .. thanks for being a student-athlete at Pitt!

kevin
kevin
6 months ago

Add speed at LB!
H2P!!!

Dukes

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