Dewayne Hendrix was the first football player this week to choose Pitt as his transfer destination, but he won’t be the last. According to panther-lair.com, former Michigan State defensive tackle Mark Scarpinato is transferring to Pittsburgh.
Scarpinato arrived in East Lansing as part of the Spartans’ 2011 class. He saw his first action as a redshirt sophomore, starting two games in 2013 and registering 15 tackles. After the 2013 season, he left the team to focus on medical school.
Since then, Scarpinato has decided to return to football and will be playing for Pat Narduzzi, who was his defensive coordinator at Michigan State. As a graduate transfer, the 6-3, 286-pound defensive tackle will be eligible to play right away.