Pitt quarterback Logan Clouse announced on Friday afternoon that he would be entering the NCAA transfer portal, bringing an end to a brief stint in Pittsburgh. The native of Mendham, New Jersey, joined the program as a preferred walk-on in 2020 but seemed unlikely to move up in a crowded quarterback room.
“Thank you to the University of Pittsburgh for a great first year,” Clouse said in a message posted on Twitter. “I will always remember and love my time spent at Pitt. With that being said, I have decided to enter my name into the transfer portal with four years of eligibility left. I look forward to starting this new chapter of my life and football career.”
At the time of Clouse’s commitment, Pitt had five quarterbacks ahead of him on the depth chart, including Kenny Pickett in what appeared to be his final college season. However, the team then added Nate Yarnell to its 2021 class, and Pickett decided to come back for an additional season. As a result, the crowd ahead of Clouse thickened instead of thinning.
As a senior at the Hun School in 2019, Clouse completed 113 of 165 passes for 1,992 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also threw just two interceptions and earned first-team all-state honors before joining Pitt as a preferred walk-on in January 2020. However, after his arrival at Pitt, Clouse did not get an opportunity to show off his talent, as he never saw the field.
The 6’2”, 215-pound signal-caller chose the walk-on offer at Pitt over scholarship offers from FCS programs Bucknell, Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State. He also held two-star ratings from 247Sports and Rivals and was interested in Boston College and Rutgers, but where Clouse may end up now is unknown.