Pitt DT enters draft; LSU QB stays home

December 22, 2022

Pitt DT enters draft; LSU QB stays home in college football roundup … Pittsburgh junior DT Calijah Kancey, one of the most disruptive interior defensive linemen in college football this past season, has confirmed that he will be entering the 2023 draft. Kancey is a 4th year junior who was a consensus All-American this fall after leading all interior defensive linemen in the country with 14.5 tackles for loss this fall, including 7.5 sacks despite missing 2 games with a shoulder problem; for the record, kancey also won’t play in Pitt’s bowl because of the injury. In fact, Kancey is somewhat undersized at barely 6-0, 280 so it will be interesting to see how NFL teams view his pro potential, although it obviously isn’t lost on people that he played at the same school as the LA Rams’ All-world DT Aaron Donald, who is also something of an odd size … LSU got some good news with word that QB Jayden Daniels will be returning to school next fall; Daniels had been considered to be something of an intriguing mid-round prospect for the upcoming draft … At least LSU fans won’t have to buy a program to figure out who their QB will be this fall; others around the country won’t be quite so lucky as the college QB game of musical chairs at the position has begun to heat up with several transfer bound QBs setting on their new schools. Former NC State QB Devin Leary, for example, is transferring to Kentucky where he will be replacing Will Levis who is off to the NFL draft, while former Wisconsin QB Graham Mertz has landed at Florida. Meanwhile, J.T. Daniels, who has already played at Southern California, Georgia, and West Virginia is off to Rice to finish his college career … One other player who has confirmed sticking with school is former North Carolina CB Tony Grimes, although he is transferring to Texas A&M … Star sophomore CB Travis Hunter, who has the potential to be a top 5-10 prospect as early as 2024, has confirmed that he is following Deion Sanders to Colorado from Jackson State.