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Pitt RB walking on at Middle Tennessee

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Sticking with some recruiting news (and the shuffling of recruits), it looks like Pittsburgh running back Jeremiah Bryson will leave the Panthers football team after just a month or so on campus and move back to his home state of Tennessee to play as a walk-on for Middle Tennessee State.

Bryson told Tom Kreager of the Daily News Journal that he’s moving closer to home to be with his mother, who is in poor health.

My mom is a single parent and she’s been kind of sick,” Bryson said. “I feel like I need to be back here. I have a little brother here too. I think I need to be around with him.”

Bryson also said the release of Pitt staff member Matt Dudek influenced his decision to leave.

Bryson, a three-star athlete from Smyrna HS (TN), says MTSU and Pitt were his two college choices coming out of high school. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Bryson will not be eligible to play this season, but can redshirt to give himself four years of eligibility.

This is clearly a tough situation for the kid; dealing with family issues is one thing, but now he’ll have to re-earn an athletic scholarship. Although, considering MTSU offered him one out of high school, there’s a good chance he can do just that.

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