PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pitt head coach Todd Graham hasn’t received any verbal commitments for 2012, but, he’s just picked up his second transfer. This is a player that most people that follow the WPIAL closely will recognize.
According to a report on Scout.com, that former Michigan cornerback Cullen Christian has decided to transfer to Pitt. He’ll have to sit out the upcoming season, but will be eligible to play in 2012. Christian will have three years of eligibility at Pitt.
As a member of Michigan’s 2010 recruiting class, Christian was a four-star player and rated as the No. 8 cornerback in the country according to Rivals.com. Christian played in 11 games last season as a true freshman.
Coming out of Penn Hills High School, Christian chose Michigan over Pitt, Ohio State, West Virginia and UCLA.
Not a surprise that Christian ended up with the Panthers considering he was recruited to Michigan by current Pitt defensive backs coach Tony Gibson.
This is the second former Wolverine that has decided to come play for Graham and his staff.
Michigan safety Ray Vinopal has already transferred to Pitt from Michigan. He also won’t be eligible to play until 2012. He started four games as a true freshman for Michigan last year, collecting 27 tackles and one interception.