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Farrell: Tight Ends Sometimes Make Headlines in the Transfer Portal

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Tight ends sometimes make headlines in the transfer portal (Arik Gilbert) but sometimes they fly under the radar as well. Former Georgia Tech TE Dylan Deveney is one and he’s a good get for Pitt. 

At 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds, Deveney played in 23 games with eight starts during his Georgia Tech career, catching 14 passes for 102 yards and a TD. Those numbers won’t wow anyone, but in Pitt’s tight end friendly offense and will less downfield emphasis without Jordan Addison, he will add key depth. 

The New Jersey prep standout was first offered by Pitt back in high school in the 2019 class and was one of Geoff Collins first recruits at Georgia Tech. He’s an athletic kid who played hoops before focusing on football last in his high school career down in Georgia before a PG year in NJ where he blossomed. 

Last season Pitt had Lucas Krull led the way at tight end and he’s off to the NFL but Gavin Bartholomew is back and caught 28 passes for 326 yards and four scores last year. Deveney joins former TCU DL and now TE Karter Johnson as players who will provide depth at the position from outside last year’s roster. 

I’d rate Deveney as a 3 star transfer prospect will upside to make a big impact after a season of adjustment.

Known as “The Godfather” of recruiting, Farrell joins The Portal Report after a stellar 24-year run with recruiting site Rivals. Farrell has covered football at all three levels, with national TV experience and over 20 years serving as Rivals’ National Recruiting Director.

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