Pitt to welcome quarterback transfer


Pittsburgh is expected to have a new quarterback on its roster in just a few months.

Former UCF quarterback Bo Schneider plans to transfer to Pittsburgh after the spring semester. The 6-3, 225-pound signal-caller announced the news on Wednesday via social media:

Schneider played in eight games, starting three, in 2015 before finishing his true freshman campaign with 534 yards and two touchdowns. He completed 51.4 percent of his passes as a rookie.

Rising senior Justin Holman, who started in each of the nine contests in which he appeared last fall, has one year of eligibility remaining, and in the offseason, UCF hired former Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost as its new head coach. Playing time wouldn’t have been guaranteed with the Knights.

While NCAA transfer rules prohibit Schneider from competing this coming season, he has more experience than any quarterback on the current roster with remaining eligibility through 2017. As a result, he could be a candidate to contend for the starting job once Nate Peterman graduates after this year.

Also among signal-callers on the Panthers’ 2016 spring roster are senior Manny Stocker, sophomore Adam Bertke and redshirt freshman Ben DiNucci. Recent quarterback signee Thomas MacVittie will join the program this summer, while former Pitt starter Chad Voytik is seeking a grad transfer and no longer with the team.