Despite having commitments from two high school running backs, it appears Pitt is still looking to add to 2023 running back room.
Monday evening, Pitt extended an offer to North Carolina A&T transfer Bhayshul Tuten, who entered the transfer portal on December 14.
Honored to receive another offer from the university of Pittsburgh💙💛 pic.twitter.com/GPEfBQ467v
— Bhayshul Tuten (@bhayshul) December 20, 2022
Tuten had an impressive 2022 season, rushing for 1,363 yards, 572 receiving yards, scoring 17 total touchdowns, all while averaging 6.5 yards per carry. Those numbers made him a finalist for the 2022 Walter Payton Award. Tuten broke the school and conference records for consecutive 100-yard games in a season (10).
Since announcing his decision to transfer, Tuten has also received offers from Boston College, Virginia Tech, Georgia, Florida, Missouri and Kansas State.
Another BIG day for Bhayshul Tuten (4 total TD, 117 rush yards), and another W for @NCATFootball!
Final – NCA&T 49, Norfolk State 24 pic.twitter.com/fM4qTLVyxl
— Big South Conference (@BigSouthSports) November 5, 2022
The native of Paulsboro, New Jersey will have two seasons of athletic eligibility remaining.
Pitt found out on Monday that All-American running back Izzy Abanikanda is entering his name into the 2023 NFL Draft, but haven’t received word yet on the futures of Vincent Davis and C’Bo Flemister, who both have the option to return. Adding a talent like Tuten to pair with Rodney Hammond would give the Panthers a formidable running back duo once again.