Kedon Slovis transfer: Former USC QB heads to Pitt
With the bowl season in full swing, teams across the country are already preparing their rosters for the future thanks to the early signing period and the transfer portal. Several renowned quarterbacks have already found new homes, with another domino falling on Tuesday.
In an article for The Players’ Tribune, former USC quarterback Kedon Slovis announced his decision to transfer to Pittsburgh. Slovis, a three-year-old starter who was a 2020 sophomore All-Pac-12 first-team selection in 2020, cited Pitt’s recent success and the offensive playmakers as factors that led to his decision.
“I was so excited when Coach Narduzzi called, because I knew Pitt and this program was the right fit for me to continue to be the best leader I can be,” said Slovis. “I am ready to win now– and talking to the returning players, and seeing how hungry they are for next season, that motivated me. They have a lot of talented players coming back. “
Pitt went 11-2 and won the ACC this year, and will face the Michigan State No.10 in the Peach Bowl on December 30. Led by Heisman finalist Kenny Pickett as quarterback and wide receiver Jordan Addison, who won the Biletnikoff Award this season and will return in 2022 – the Panthers were third nationally in offensive scoring, with a average of 43 points per game.
Slovis became the freshman starter in 2019 after USC starting quarterback JT Daniels suffered a season-ending knee injury in the season opener. In 12 games, Slovis completed 71.9% of his passes and threw for 3,502 yards, 30 touchdowns and nine interceptions, earning first-year offensive-year Pac-12 honors.
Injury and inconsistency plagued Slovis in the years that followed. He’s played 15 games in the past two seasons, posting a 66.0% completion rate and throwing shots for 4,074 yards, 28 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He was eventually supplanted as a USC starter this season by freshman Jaxson Dart, and the Trojans finished with a 4-8 record.
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