For the second time in less than one month, the Pitt Panthers pick up another transfer and he’s not from the University of Michigan. UNC wideout Brendon Felder is going to take his talents to Pittsburgh.
The freshman sat out his first season with North Carolina and was a highly touted receiver coming out of Monroeville, Pa. Felder is transferring to Pitt because of family reasons and he will try to become immediately eligible. The main reason he is coming home is because his grandparents are in poor health and he wants to be there for them.
Pitt lost its top receiver from last season to the NFL Draft, Jonathan Baldwin was selected 26th overall by Kansas City. He caught 53 passes for 822 yards and five touchdowns last season. The Panthers top returning wideout is junior Mike Shanahan who caught 43 passes for 589 yards and one touchdown.
Felder will become the third player to transfer to Pitt this off season. The others were former Michigan defensive backs Cullen Christian and Ray Vinopal.