Pitt Panthers head football coach Pat Narduzzi has brought a jolt of energy to the program during his first season on the sidelines and it hasn’t just paid off to this point on the field, but in terms of recruiting as well.
While Narduzzi has had success to this point luring high school recruits to Pitt, he has also been able to land a couple of solid transfers as well.
If you need an example, look no further than starting quarterback Nate Peterman, who transferred to Pitt from Tennessee.
The latest transfer that could make an impact at Pitt is UCLA tight end Chris Clark.
Clark, who made the commitment to Pitt official prior to the Notre Dame game, is a very athletic player who can help the Panthers out at a position of need. That is especially true with current starter J.P. Holtz set to graduate this season.
As it stands now, Clark won’t be eligible until the 2017 season, as technically he did appear in one game for the Bruins, but you can bet Pitt will try and get him eligible for next year.
Clark, a true freshman, was one of the top recruits in the country last year. He was the top recruit at his position and had offers from pretty much everyone in the country.
He also had an interesting year in terms of commitments. In one year’s span, Clark had committed to both Michigan and North Carolina before eventually signing with UCLA, where he left after one game.
However given the fashion that the Panthers are starting to use the tight ends in the passing game, Clark can be very good in Jim Chaney’s offense.
However it isn’t just Clark that can make an impact for the Panthers in the future, it is everyone that Narduzzi is focused on bringing in.
In addition to Peterman and Clark, don’t forget about defensive end DeWayne Hendrix, who transferred to Pitt from Tennessee. Hendrix is another who is expected to make a big impact next season.
At the end of the day, Clark could just be another transfer that Narduzzi will hit big on.
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