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Former Pitt WR Moves to Junior College Level

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Former Pitt wideout Addison Copeland

Former Pitt wide receiver Addison Copeland has found a new home.

Copeland — a 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver from Buffalo, N.Y. — announced his commitment to Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kan. It’s a move to the junior college level for Copeland.

“After a lot of consideration and talks with my family I will be taking my talents to (Coffeyville Community College),” Copeland wrote on X (formerly known as Twitter).

Copeland arrived as a three-star recruit out of Western New York Maritime Charter in the class of 2022, following a decommitment from Rutgers. He had a strong relationship with former wide receivers coach Tiquan Underwood.

He entered the transfer portal in the first window back in December.

“After careful consideration and discussions with my family, coaches and mentors, I believe that entering the transfer portal on December 4th and exploring new opportunities is in the best interest of my athletic and academic growth,” Copeland wrote in a statement.

“During my time at the University of Pittsburgh, I have had the privilege of being a part of an exceptional athletic program and community. Extremely honored to have built relationships that I hold dear. I want to express my sincere gratitude for the support, guidance and opportunities provided for me by coach Narduzzi, coach Underwood, coach Kline and many more. Thank you for your continued support. Sincerely, Addison Copeland III.”

Copeland didn’t see the field during his time as a Panther, redshirting in 2022 and serving as a depth option last season. He will have three years of collegiate eligibility remaining.

If Copeland is able to put together a strong season at the JUCO level, he would likely be able to bounce back at the Division I level with two seasons of eligibility remaining.

In two seasons at Pitt, he just wasn’t able to crack the depth chart and it became clear he wasn’t in future plans. He’ll have a much bigger role at Coffeyville.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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