Pitt WR Taysir Mack gets NCAA eligibility waiver

Wide receiver Taysir Mack (7), shown making a reception for Indiana last season, has received an NCAA waiver to play this season after transferring to Pitt.Photo Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Pitt WR Taysir Mack, a transfer from Indiana, will be able to play immediately this season.

The University if Pittsburgh announced via Twitter on Friday that wide receiver Taysir Mack, a transfer from Indiana, will be able to play immediately this season.

The NCAA granted Mack, who transferred to Pitt in January, a waiver but it was not immediately clear what grounds were used to justify the move.

The Twitter post on the Pitt Football site read: “Coach Pat Narduzzi announces that WR Taysir Mack will be eligible immediately for 2018 after receiving a waiver from the NCAA.#H2P #LockTheGates.”

A subsequent post provided a brief vieo with questions and answers:

The 6-2, 183-pound Mack was with the Hoosiers for two seasons and it was believed he would have to sit out this year to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.

However, Narduzzi was holding out hope in recent months he was hoping the NCAA would grant him the waiver.

A three-star recruit out of Grand Street High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2016, Mack was rated the No. 7 player at any position in the state of New York as a senior.

After redshirting as a true freshman at Indiana, he caught 23 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns in 2017.

As a high school senior in 2015, Mack caught 45 passes for 900 yards and 15 touchdowns. He originally made a verbal commitment to Rutgers, before signing with Indiana.

Mack will have three years of eligibility at Pitt.

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