The Pitt Panthers will be losing a lot of depth on their defensive line following Saturday’s season ending game vs. Duke so that will do doubt be a priority in the transfer portal.
Pat Narduzzi and Charlie Partridge aren’t wasting anytime targeting some of those players for 2024.
Tuesday morning, the Panthers extended an offer to University of Penn graduate transfer Joey Slackman. The 6’4″, 300-pound defensive tackle entered the transfer portal on Monday, following the end of Penn’s season over the weekend. Since entering, Slackman has also picked up offers from BYU and UConn. Following the Pitt offer this morning, Slackman has received offers from Colorado, Wisconsin, Oregon State, Vanderbilt, Miami Fla., Louisville, Georgia Tech, Duke, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Houston, Illinois and Rutgers.
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This past season, Slackman registered 50 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 4 sacks and 4 quarterback hurries.
The native of Commack High School in New York actually began his athletic career at Penn as a wrester before starting to play football in 2021.
Because he’s a graduate transfer, Slackman is currently able to enter the transfer portal now, along with players of coaches that get fired. Normal transfer players are eligible to enter the portal on December 4th.