Today, sophomore safety Pat Amara Jr announced he would be transferring.
Some of you may remember when ESPN did a pretty fantastic article on Amara about his journey of getting to Pitt. He was homeless, and took a bus to a Pitt camp to earn a scholarship offer which he obviously did.
Amara played in every game except for two this season, totaling 14 tackles on the year along with one pass defended. He mostly played backup to true freshman Jordan Whitehead after having a fairly productive freshman season last year. Pat Narduzzi cited playing time as the likely primary reason Amara would be leaving.
Narduzzi on Amara: "I think he sees No. 9 playing in front of him and the honors he’s gotten, knows he’s just going to keep getting better."— Sam Werner (@SWernerPG) December 11, 2015
Considering Jordan Whitehead was a Freshman All-American this year, you can understand Amara's predictment. Pitt needs young and quality depth, and Amara definitely fit that in my opinion. We wish Pat the very best wherever he decides to go.