Former Pitt quarterback Davis Beville transfers to Oklahoma

Davis Beville’s choice to enter the NCAA switch portal after three seasons at Pitt seemed like a sound selection Monday when he dedicated to Oklahoma, the place he has an opportunity to be the Sooners’ No. 1 backup quarterback.

Beville might be certainly one of 4 gamers competing this season for the No. 2 job behind presumed starter Dillon Gabriel, a switch from Central Florida. Beville is the one one of many 4 backups with important collegiate enjoying expertise.

The opposite three are Micah Bowens, who transferred from Penn State final 12 months and has not thrown a go at both faculty; incoming freshman Nick Evers, a four-star prospect who was rated the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback within the nation by Rivals.com; and walk-on Ralph Rucker, who accomplished 2 of two go makes an attempt in his freshman season final 12 months.

Earlier than he determined to go away Pitt, Beville was the quarterback for many of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Dec. 30 towards Michigan State after Kenny Pickett opted out and Nick Patti suffered a shoulder harm within the first quarter. Beville accomplished 14 of 18 passes for 144 yards, one landing and one interception.

The interception was returned 78 yards for a landing by Spartans linebacker Cal Haladay with 22 seconds left, ending Pitt’s late rally in a 31-21 defeat.

Beville’s profession stats at Pitt included 22 completions in 32 makes an attempt for 237 yards.

After taking part in spring apply at Pitt this 12 months, Beville was behind Kedon Slovis and Patti on the quarterback depth chart.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Evaluation workers author. You may contact Jerry by e mail at jdipaola@triblive.com or through Twitter .

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