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Pitt WR Jaden Bradley Enters Transfer Portal

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The path to fixing Pitt’s passing attack will be even more difficult as Jaden Bradley has announced his exit from the program.

Bradley, a redshirt freshman from DeMatha Catholic in Maryland, announced via Twitter Monday night that he has entered the transfer portal. While he will remain enrolled at Pitt this semester in order to pursue his academics, he will not be a part of the football program.

“After long and careful consideration, I have made the difficult decision to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal,” Bradley wrote on Twitter. “I would like to thank my teammates, coaches and the Pittsburgh family for your unwavering support during the last 2 seasons.

“As difficult a personal decision this is, I will remain enrolled in classes throughout the remainder of the semester, and intend to pursue my academic and athletic career. I wish you all the best as I begin my new & exciting journey.”

Bradley has recorded 19 receptions for 259 yards (13.6 average) and two touchdowns during his season and a half at Pitt. He recorded 10 receptions for 130 yards and two touchdowns this season — his two touchdowns coming against Virginia Tech.

Bradley’s decision to enter the transfer portal is a surprise considering his youth and the expectation placed upon him by the coaching staff during his short tenure in Pittsburgh.

With Bradley’s exit, Pitt will rely even more heavily upon Jared Wayne, Konata Mumpfield and Bub Means. Bradley has consistently earned snaps this season but hasn’t always taken advantage of his snaps or been targeted.

It’s a tough break for the future of Pitt’s wide receiving corps, but it does open the door for younger options to emerge during the second half of Pitt’s schedule.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Mdtk
Mdtk
1 month ago

Based on the selection of who gets on the field, and lack of opportunities once on the field. I would be out too. Seems he left after looking at this week’s game plan and deciding it wasn’t worth even staying through the season.

JDawgOne8teen
JDawgOne8teen
1 month ago

The writing may be on the wall for this to become a disaster next year. Losing the entire OL, Wayne, and probably Slovis. Not to mentioned I wouldn’t be surprised if Bartholomew or Mumpfield transfer, unless we are able to bring in another QB via the portal. Also Izzy will leave for the draft.

Last edited 1 month ago by JDawgOne8teen
SRS
SRS
1 month ago

A bit of a head scratcher. He had two great games in a row.
Maybe got bumped back to number four and did not like it.

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
1 month ago
Reply to  SRS

with this offense the head scratcher is why stay. Slovis was supposed to be the USC stud to come in, but from his play you can see why he left. Average QB, will take Patti every day.

Exile
Exile
1 month ago

Why would any receiver want to be at Pitt with the 1980’s offense Narduzzi has installed? Expect more to leave.

Giovanni
Giovanni
1 month ago

Well this is a bummer and strange timing. Bradley was not very well recruited at the FBS level though. Hopefully, Pitt can find a way to hold on to their top athletes going forward.

Sharon
Sharon
1 month ago

We HAD a great culture where players wanted to stay. Cignetti has to go. He is single handed Lu destroying the culture.
If anyone else were OC (including my 5 year old daughter) we would be 5-1 or 6-0 right now.

Pittband
Pittband
1 month ago
Reply to  Sharon

Whipple and Pickett are gone, can’t you get that thru your head. Narduzzi wants to run the ball. He saw that Michigan ran for 400+ yards against PS’s vaulted defense last Saturday. That’s his quest. Sorry to lose Bradley. Life moves on.

Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
1 month ago
Reply to  Pittband

The word you’re looking for is VAUNTED and PSU doesn’t have a vaunted D. They hadn’t played anyone up until Michigan and Michigan is vastly overrated.

Student section
Student section
1 month ago
Reply to  Sharon

Has the current OC and QB coach ever had success developing a QB?? I don’t think he has been anywhere for more than a couple years. He has a lot of experience, not much to show for it.

Pittband
Pittband
1 month ago

Andre Powell was recruiting at DeMatha Catholic this weekend.

Kirk
Kirk
1 month ago

If you couldn’t see this coming from a mile away, you weren’t paying attention. He was visibly unhappy with his role.

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
1 month ago

And so it begins…look for more to enter the portal and the defensive side who are looking at first day NFL draft selections will opt out to prepare. Pickett carried Duzz last year and now it’s back to the same old story. Next year will be worse, cupboard is bare and trying to constantly band-aid with a transfer QB is not a recipe for long term success

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
1 month ago

What is Minchey thinking?

YoungBlood
YoungBlood
1 month ago

This free agency for college football has to stop. It’s ruining the game.

Dukes

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