Pitt WR Gavin Thomson to Enter Transfer Portal
There has been significant turnover in Pitt’s wide receiving corps this offseason, and it will continue with Gavin Thomson moving on.
Thomson, a 6-foot, 185-pound wide receiver originally from Central Catholic High in Pittsburgh, officially announced via Twitter that he will enter the transfer portal with two seasons of eligibility.
“First I would like to thank Coach Narduzzi and the rest of the coaching staff for allowing me an opportunity to play at The University of Pittsburgh. To my teammates, thank you for these past four years and for the memories that I have made along the way. They will last me a lifetime. I am very grateful for my time at Pitt but after careful consideration and guidance from my family and friends, I have decided to enter the transfer portal as a grad-transfer with two years of eligibility remaining. #H2P”
Thank you Pittsburgh! pic.twitter.com/6lDnOt9Sxq
— Gavin Thomson (@GavinThomson12) February 21, 2023
Thomson walked on at Pitt prior to the 2019 season, redshirting as a freshman, before spending three seasons as a reserve wideout and special teams member. His work behind the scenes earned him a full scholarship just before the start of the 2022 season.
In three seasons on the field, Thomson racked up four receptions for 39 yards (9.8 yards per reception), including two receptions for 27 yards as a redshirt junior in 2022.
With Jared Wayne testing his luck in the NFL Draft waters, and Jaylon Barden, Jaden Bradley and Thomson hitting the transfer portal, Pitt’s wide receiving corps will look very different in 2023.
Daejon Reynolds arrived in the transfer portal, and Pitt landed Lamar Seymore, Kenny Johnson, Israel Polk and Zion Fowler in the class of 2023.
thanks for your efforts kid…best of luck to you and H2P
Pitt’s WR corp needed an entire facelift. So that’s good. They were mostly dreadful sans Wayne and even he dropped some sure thing TD’s or long gain passes.