Joey Yellen began his college career at Arizona State, spent a few seasons at Pitt and is now headed back out west — way, way out west.
After entering the transfer portal on Friday, Yellen announced Monday night via Twitter that he’s officially committed to the University of Hawaii to continue his college career.
Thankful to Pitt for the last couple years!
Excited for the future🟢⚫️ pic.twitter.com/I9bU91Hgm9
— Joey Yellen (@JoeyYellen) May 2, 2022
“Thankful to Pitt for the last couple of years!” Yellen wrote on Twitter. “Excited for the future.”
Yellen, a former four-star quarterback out of Mission Viejo High School in California, enrolled at Arizona State in 2019 and preserved his redshirt — throwing for 296 yards and four touchdowns and two interceptions against USC in his lone outing as a freshman.
Arriving at Pitt as Kenny Pickett’s backup in 2020, Yellen played in four games as a redshirt freshman, throwing for 402 yards and a touchdown with three interceptions on 35-of-78 passing attempts. Patti ascended the depth chart in 2021, supplanting Yellen, and Yellen didn’t see the field as a redshirt sophomore.
Yellen has thrown for 694 yards and five touchdowns to five interceptions on 63-of-122 passing attempts (51.6 percent) during his three seasons at ASU and Pitt — playing sparingly.
Since Yellen will be transferring for a second time, he will not be immediately eligible for his next team, but he will have the ability to play multiple seasons at Hawaii now. And he could apply for a waiver to play immediately.
Hawaii’s 2021 starter, Chevan Cordeiro, is not on the roster in 2022, and Yellen will compete with backup Brayden Schager, Jake Farrell, Cammon Cooper, Connor Apo, Armani Edden, Ephraim Tuliloa and Chad Owens Jr.