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Chryst confirms Shell's decision to transfer

Written by Sam Werner on .

As was reported last night, running back Rushel Shell has made his final decision to leave the Pitt program and seek a transfer. He informed coaches of his decision Monday, and was set to meet with them today to finalize a list of schools. Pitt must release Shell from his scholarship, and can limit which schools he is allowed to transfer to. A source indicated Shell will likely be heading to a Pac-12 destination.

Today, Pitt coach Paul Chryst released the following statement:

"Rushel and I met on Tuesday morning and he informed me of his final decision to transfer. I wish him only the best moving forward. Out of respect for Rushel, his family and his privacy, this will be my final comment on the matter."

The Panthers return to practice at 2 p.m. today.

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