Former Ohio State defensive lineman Se'Von Pittman has reportedly found a new home after saying in March he was leaving Ohio State. Now the Canton Repository is reporting that Pittman will wind up at Akron.
“It's a good fit for him,” said Charles Quincy, an assistant coach at McKinley High School, where Pittman played in high school. “Here's a young man, a Division I player, and I'm glad he gets the opportunity to go play Division I again. That's a good feeling.”
Akron has not made an official announcement about Pittman's transfer as he can't enroll in the school until July. He'll have to sit out the 2013 season per NCAA rules, but will have three years of eligibility remaining come 2014.
Pittman was a four-star member of Ohio State's 2012 recruiting class, and was one of the first recruits to commit to Ohio State after Urban Meyer took over as head coach. Pittman had originally committed to Michigan State but flipped to the Buckeyes after Meyer was hired, which led to some ill will between Michigan State's Mark Dantonio and Meyer. Dantonio went as far as to call Meyer's recruiting tactics "unethical."
Pittman redshirted the 2012 season.