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Arizona State freshman QB Joey Yellen transfers to Pitt

Quarterback Joey Yellen #18 of the Arizona State Sun Devils throws a pass during the NCAAF game against the USC Trojans at Sun Devil Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. The Trojans defeated the Sun Devils 31-26. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona State quarterback freshman quarterback Joey Yellen has found a new home.

After entering the transfer portal in mid-December, Yellen will be transferring to the University of Pittsburgh, according to Panther Lair. Yellen also retweeted a message congratulating him on the move to Pitt.

Yellen was second-string quarterback behind fellow freshman Jayden Daniels. He played one full game for ASU this season, when Daniels was injured. Yellen will sit out the 2020 season for the Panthers, who will have starter Kenny Pickett graduate next season, leaving Yellen to compete with two other freshmen from this past season for the 2021 starting job.

The Mission Viejo, Calif. native was a four-star prospect and was selected to the Under Armour All-American game with Daniels in high school. He committed to ASU months before Daniels did, but eventually lost the starting role to Daniels, who was the No. 2-ranked dual-threat QB in the nation in his recruiting class, per 247Sports.

Given that Yellen committed before Daniels was in the picture, it stands to reason that he would decide to pursue opportunities elsewhere.

Without Yellen, the Sun Devils still have Ethan Long, a freshman Swiss Army knife who can play multiple positions on the field, along with freshman Trenton Bourguet. Quarterback propsect Blake Shapen recently decommitted from the Sun Devils.


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