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Pitt Contacts Georgia Southern Transfer DB Anthony Wilson
The transfer portal will open back up on April 15, the same day Pitt concludes its spring session with the Spring Game, but the coaching staff is already evaluating.
Pitt will have areas it will likely supplement — offensively and defensively — via the transfer portal, and it appears that the coaching staff is preliminarily looking into adding more depth on the backend.
247Sports’ Chris Hummer first reported, and PSN confirmed, that Pitt has reached out to Georgia Southern transfer Anthony Wilson.
Wilson — a 5-foot-10, 200-pound safety originally from Columbia, South Carolina — has spent the last four seasons at Georgia Southern, earning All-Sun Belt honors in each of the last three seasons.
In his three seasons, playing in 37 games (36 starts, including all 25 over the last two seasons), he’s recorded 241 tackles (144 solo), 10.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions, 20 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
Wilson was a leading tackler last season for the Eagles, recording 101 tackles (60 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, an interception, five pass breakups, a forced fumble and a recovery.
Pitt is working a new safety duo into the starting lineup this spring, replacing Brandon Hill and Erick Hallett as they head to the NFL, and Javon McIntyre, P.J. O’Brien and Steph Hall (and Florida transfer Donovan McMillon) are in the mix.
Defensive back depth, especially experienced depth, is never a bad thing, and Wilson will have two seasons of eligibility at his next location.