Pitt seems to have landed a good one in running back Qadree Ollison.
Ollison, you might remember, committed to the Panthers over the summer over more than a dozen other schools including Penn State, Wisconsin, Maryland, Iowa, and others. He had over 1,800 rushing yards last year and is having another big season as a senior in 2013.
In his last game, Ollison rushed for 102 yards and on the season, the running back has 748 yards and is averaging over six yards per carry through seven games. That's not all - Ollison is also taking a few snaps at quarterback (go ahead and ignore that four interception number on his stats despite throwing only nine attempts). Safe to say, he's a busy guy.
Ollison also has ten touchdowns on the season, so there's that.
Getting him in at running back next year will be a big boost to a position that's a bit depleted. The Panthers lost Rushel Shell and Demitrious Davis to transfers and that really meant a backfield took a bit of a hit this season. Ollison previously said that playing time was a factor in his decision. With Pitt's three top rushers in Isaac Bennett, James Conner, and Rachid Ibrahim all returning next season, we'll have to see how much of that he gets. But either way, Ollison will provide a nice lift to the backfield.