One of the more highly-touted players to land with Pitt this year won’t get a chance to show his capabilities against Youngstown State later this evening.
Per Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, freshman running back Rushel Shell has been suspended for tonight’s game for what’s being tabbed as disciplinary reasons. Also suspended are Tyrone Ezell, Anthony Gonzalez, Shayne Hale, Ronald Jones and Chris Davis.
Shell was a five-star member of the Panthers’ 2012 class and considered the prize recruits for Paul Chryst. The effect of Shell’s absence will depend on whether Ray Graham is back from his season-ending knee injury from last year.