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Pitt Adds Veteran Penn State DB As Graduate Transfer

Pitt fans with P-I-T-T painted on their chests.

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 05: Pittsburgh Panthers fans cheer on their team during introductions prior to the game against the Youngstown State Penguins at Heinz Field on September 5, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Earlier this summer, veteran Penn State defensive back John Petrishen added his name to the transfer portal.

Just three weeks after putting his name into the portal, Petrishen revealed his decision to transfer away from the Nittany Lions. He took to Twitter on Tuesday night to reveal his plans to leave the team - however he failed to reveal where he's going.

"As some of you already know, right before camp started two weeks ago, I informed the Penn State coaching staff of my intentions to leave," he wrote on Twitter. "While this was one of the most difficult decisions of my life, my family and I have decided that it is best for me."

On Wednesday morning, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi spilled the tea.

Petrishen starred for Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh before signing with Penn State.

Narduzzi revealed the Panthers offered the former three-star safety coming out of high school, but lost out to the Nittany Lions. In the end, Petrishen found his way back home.

The veteran defensive back played a significant role on special teams for the Nittany Lions in 2018. He played in all 13 games for Penn State before announcing his plans to transfer to Pitt.