Three months after “parting ways” with Ohio State, Se’Von Pittman has decided to continue his playing career at another FBS program in his home state.
Canton (Ohio) McKinley High School official Charles Quincy has confirmed to the Canton Repository that the defensive end has decided to transfer to Akron and play football for the Zips. While Akron has yet to officially confirm the addition of Pittman to the roster, Bill Greene of Scout.com reports that “everything is approved and done.”
“It’s a good fit for him,” Quincy told the Repository. “Here’s a young man, a Division I player, and I’m glad he gets the opportunity to go play Division I again. That’s a good feeling.”
Originally a Michigan State verbal commitment, Pittman became a four-star member of Urban Meyer‘s first OSU recruiting class after flipping to the Buckeyes. Pittman, who took a redshirt for his true freshman season was rated by Rivals.com as the No. 8 weakside end in the Class of 2012 and the No. 3 player at any position in the state of Ohio.
After sitting out the 2013 season, Pittman will have three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2014.