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Adonis Jennings to Temple: The Pitt transfer wide receiver has a new home

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Earlier this year, we mentioned that Pitt wide receiver Adonis Jennings was transferring out of the program. This week, his new destination was finally confirmed - he'll be joining the Temple Owls' program. Jennings was rumored to be headed to Temple, but it became official this week.

Temple is a step down from P5 competition, obviously, but for Jennings, getting closer to home always seemed to be a priority.

"Im just happy to get another chance in college to play football," said jennings who is not currently enrolled in school. "It's closer to home. I just know that it's a better fit, a better situation."

As that article points out, Michigan, Iowa, and Central Florida were three schools chasing him after it became known he was leaving the Panthers. The article also hints that he will try to get a waiver to play right away instead of having to sit out the mandatory year.

Losing Jennings doesn't hurt the team so much in depth as it does in potential. The Panthers have plenty of options to try to pair along with star Tyler Boyd, but Jennings was a four-star recruit and the highest rated of the guys that would be vying for that spot. It seems like he really could have had a chance to contribute next season and possibly even start opposite Boyd.

I wrote before that he was misused this year and whether or not that had anything to do with his leaving, I don't know. But either way, Jennings has a new home and it will be interesting to see what kind of career he puts forth after this. Against some weaker competition, he should have a chance to post some gaudy numbers.

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