Pitt needs more wide receivers, and is there really any better option than Decoldest?
Decoldest Crawford, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound wide receiver originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, committed to Nebraska over a vast offer sheet before the season. He suffered a season-ending injury before the season and didn’t see the field, too.
As Nebraska underwent a coaching change, he entered the transfer portal earlier this week, and he hasn’t had a shortage of schools reaching out.
Pitt offered Crawford Wednesday, but he also received offers from Vanderbilt, Washington State, UCLA, South Alabama, Syracuse, Norfolk State, Southern, Grambling State and Louisiana-Monroe.
— Decoldest Crawford (@Yrncold) December 7, 2022
Crawford, who has gained a following because of his uncommon name and subsequent HVAC NIL deal, is a potential second-chance difference-maker as a wide receiver.
Crawford fielded offers from LSU, Arizona State, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Missouri, Penn State and USC out of high school, with interest from Florida, TCU and Syracuse, and he’s the kind of receiver who could just need another opportunity to showcase what made him so desirable.
Pitt has two wide receivers committed in the class of 2023 in Kenny Johnson (York, Pennsylvania) and Lamar Seymore (Miami, Florida), and Crawford fits the mold as a pseudo-2023 commit himself.
With four seasons of college eligibility after not touching the field this season, he still offers a talented, developable option in the portal. But he will not be without competition.