If Chad Voytik is to get his playing career back on track, he’ll do so at a lower rung on the collegiate level.
Back in January, Pittsburgh announced that Voytik had decided to move on from the Panthers to pursue other opportunities elsewhere. If those other opportunities had included a move to another FBS program, he would’ve, as a grad transfer, been eligible to play immediately in 2016.
Instead of the FBS, however, it appears he’ll take the FCS tack.
Former Pitt football player Chad Voytik said he will join football team at Eastern Kentucky as a graduate transfer
— Jerry DiPaola (@JDiPaola_Trib) April 20, 2016
Because Voytik will be playing at the FCS level as well as his status as a grad transfer, he’ll have immediate eligibility. This will be his final season of eligibility.
Voytik was Pitts’s starter in 2014, but lost the job last year to Tennessee transfer Nathan Peterman. With Peterman eligible for another season in 2016 and firmly entrenched as the starter, Voytik opted to transfer out.
In addition to EKU, Voytik had also considered Indiana and Memphis.