Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Running back Rushel Shell, who announced
his intention to transfer from Pitt to UCLA, has been denied in his effort to
return to the Panthers.
The Post-Gazette on Monday quoted a source close to the team, who revealed
that Pitt coaches have shot down any chance of reinstating the Pittsburgh-area
Shell rushed for 641 yards and four touchdowns during his successful freshman
campaign in 2012, but announced in April that he wanted to leave school and
head to the west coast.
The Panthers blocked his attempts to transfer to both Arizona and Arizona
State, according to the paper, after giving Shell time away from spring
Shell set state rushing records by racking up 9,078 total yards over four
years at Hopewell High School in Aliquippa.
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