Former Pitt quarterback Logan Clouse entered the transfer portal in May, and on Tuesday, he announced that he will be moving down to the Division III level to play for Franklin & Marshall.
Clouse, a native of Mendham, New Jersey, came to Pitt as a preferred walk-on in 2020 but never seemed likely to move up in a crowded quarterback room. When he committed, Pitt had five quarterbacks ahead of him on the depth chart, including Kenny Pickett in what appeared to be his final college season. But Pitt 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 that season and earned first-team all-state honors. However, after his arrival at Pitt, Clouse did not get a chance to show off his talent, as he did not see the field.
At Franklin & Marshall, Clouse will join a team that has not posted a losing record since 2011. In 2019, which was the team’s most recent season, the Diplomats went 7-4. They did not play in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.