Poteat Heading To Cincinnati

By Mike Vukovcan

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Yesterday it was Kyshoen Jarrett, today it’s Jameel Poteat.

The 4-star running back announced today that instead of coming to Pitt, he’ll take his talent to Cincinnati.

Poteat, the No. 15 running back in the nation according to Rivals.com, gave head coach Butch Jones and the Bearcats a verbal commitment today.

Yesterday, Jarrett, who’s a 4-star cornerback, changed from Pitt to Virginia Tech.

Poteat said the coaching staff and a legit chance to play early were reasons for picking Cincinnati.

A couple of months ago, Pitt looked stocked at running back with Dion Lewis, Ray Graham, Chris Burns, Poteat
and Andre Givens. Fast forward to today and that’s not the case.

Poteat is heading to Cincinnati, Burns appears to be transferring, Givens isn’t likely coming because of academics and they’re left with Lewis and Graham. Hopefully, Lewis doesn’t leave early for the NFL Draft.

  • OWL61

    Well, I guess Pitt will join in on the 5 year plan of rebuilding and 5 head coaches later, we’ll be at the bottom of the Big East. To bad, I like Dave, his team got away from him this year, I do not see Haywood?? did get the name correct? getting any further ahead.

  • John Ryan

    In 5 seconds the big east will only be known for basketball.

  • joe

    Just the start of our downfall. Peterson what were you thinking. Had so much talent coming back and a top 15 freshman class, now what do we have 5 years of rebuilding. Should have given coach 1 more year to continue building. There is nothing wrong with a top 25 team year after year.

  • Jon Pidich


    I am sick of this Merry Gp Round. You want to change coaches – then go get yourself a real coach. How about Charlie Weiss? Cowher? Jon Gruden? Peterson go hire an USED CAR SALESMAN! I be will spending my ticket money & donations elsewhere.

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