Former Pitt tight end Charles Reeves Jr. transferred to Youngstown State this week. He first indicated a move was afoot by posting a Youngstown State edit on Instagram on Wednesday night. On Friday afternoon, he confirmed the move on Twitter, posting a photo of himself in a Penguins uniform with Youngstown State undergraduate coach Cole Peterson.
Reeves was dismissed from Pitt on July 13 by head coach Pat Narduzzi, who cited disciplinary reasons and provided no additional details in the statement he issued on the matter. However, Alan Saunders of Pittsburgh Sports Now recently reported that Reeves was dismissed after the Pitt coaching staff was unable to contact him while he was on a trip home to Steubenville, Ohio.
Prior to his dismissal, Reeves appeared to be one of the more likely candidates to step up for the Panthers at tight end, which became a position of need after Chris Clark’s departure in late March. The former four-star recruit’s talents won’t go to waste at his next stop, though.
In moving on to Youngstown State, Reeves now finds himself on a team just two years removed from competing in a national championship game, albeit at the FCS level. However, given his current situation, that qualification comes with certain benefits, as he will be eligible immediately.
While Reeves was the most notable Pitt player to transfer this offseason, he was not the only one. Offensive lineman Tony Pilato landed at Division II Slippery Rock, and linebacker Jalen Williams ended up at FCS Rhode Island. Pilato and Williams will both be eligible to play in 2018.