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Pitt Extends Offer to Eastern Michigan WR Darius Lassiter



It’s no secret that Pitt needs to supplement its wide receivers room this summer, and Tiquan Underwood and the coaching staff are already diving into the transfer portal to look for new additions.

Pitt extended an offer to Eastern Michigan transfer wide receiver Darius Lassiter Wednesday morning, joining a growing list of schools that includes Tulsa, Boston College, Middle Tennessee, East Carolina, UNLV, JMU, Texas State, Toledo and BYU.

Lassiter, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound wideout who began his collegiate career at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas, spent one season in Ypsilanti at Eastern Michigan.

In his lone season, he hauled in 40 receptions for 471 yards (11.8 yards per reception) and four touchdowns. His best game of the season came against San Jose State in the Idaho Potato Bowl, racking up six receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns.

He spent three seasons at Butler CC, slowly growing into a leading target. He caught 51 receptions for 923 yards and 10 touchdowns — including 37 receptions for 707 yards (19.1 yards per reception) and 10 touchdowns in 2021.

Lassiter would bring some size and veteran experience, with two seasons of eligibility remaining still, into a room with a lot of young wide receivers.

Konata Mumpfield, Bub Means and Daejon Reynolds have formed a nucleus to build around, and while Izzy Polk, Lamar Seymore, Che Nwabuko and summer arrivals Kenny Johnson and Zion Fowler offer a lot of potential, Pitt needs more in the room.

Lassiter’s offer is just the first for a number of potential wide receivers that Underwood will be looking at this summer.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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