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Rushel Shell will announce which school he’ll transfer to today

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Former Pitt running back Rushel Shell is set to announce which school he’ll transfer to today, and it’s down to West Virginia and Kentucky. Shell left Pitt in April to go to UCLA, but had a last minute change of heart. Pitt’s head coach Paul Chryst refused to let him return to the team, so he decided to explore other options to stay closer to home.

Last season, Shell was Pitt’s second-leading rusher as a true freshman, rushing for 641 yards and four touchdowns. Going into spring practice, he was on top of Pitt’s depth chart before he deciding to transfer. In his senior year at Hopewell High School in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, set the state rushing record with 9,078 yards. Coming out of high school, he was considered a four-star recruit, and the sixth best running back in the 2012 class by Rivals. Wherever he goes, he’ll have to sit out next year and will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Shell visited West Virginia earlier this week, and the Mountaineers are thought to be the favorite for his services. However, his former Pitt teammates Chris and Demitrious Davis transferred to Kentucky earlier this summer, something that is keeping the Cats in the running:

“I feel good about going down there with people I am close with. That’s something I will consider.”

Shell said that the buzz around the UK program is also appealing:

“It’s a new era there. Things are happening there.”

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8 Comments for Rushel Shell will announce which school he’ll transfer to today



  1. Will Totten
    10:38 am July 26, 2013 Permalink

    It’ll be West Virginia, nearly every major outlet has said UK doesn’t seem to be interested in Shell. That’s why it’s confusing that he continues to list UK in his top 2. Oh well, a little free publicity never hurt anyone right?



  2. Ner Lens
    10:46 am July 26, 2013 Permalink

    Agree that I think the choice is WVU…..signed Stanley Williams, Mikel Horton, Braylon Heard, and JoJo Kemp



  3. EasyE523
    10:48 am July 26, 2013 Permalink

    Would he be eligible this year to play? I forget what the circumstances at Pitt were.



  4. Charles
    10:58 am July 26, 2013 Permalink

    Are you all stuipd? UK does NOT want him. And they have made that clear. Its just a marketing move on his part.



  5. DH
    11:01 am July 26, 2013 Permalink

    3) Did you read the article? “Wherever he goes, he’ll have to sit out next year and will have three years of eligibility remaining.”



  6. Bobbum man
    11:10 am July 26, 2013 Permalink

    I find it hard to believe he ran for 9,000 yards his senior season



  7. UKani
    11:15 am July 26, 2013 Permalink

    Rushel Shell keeps listing UK because he was recruiting himself to UK in the beginning…. Now that UK doesn’t want him and he’s supposed to be a high profile guy he’s got to do something to draw attention… So he continues to list UK with WVU. If UK wanted him all Mark Stoops would need to do is make the call and he’d be at UK in a second.



  8. awesometron
    3:30 pm July 26, 2013 Permalink