Shell Picks WVU

rushel_shellFormer Pitt running back Rushel Shell has settled on West Virginia as his transfer destination.

Shell, who was the all-time leading rusher in Pennsylvania high school history, will have three years of eligibility remaining at WVU after sitting out the 2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

During spring practice at Pitt, Shell originally decided that he would transfer to UCLA. However, he quickly changed his mind and wanted to stay close to home and his family. The Aliquippa, Pa. native attempted to re-enroll at Pitt, but was not allowed to do so by head coach Paul Chryst.

The 6-foot, 215 pound running back totaled 641 rushing yards on 141 carries to go with four touchdowns in his Freshman year at Pitt.

Shell, a 5-star recruit coming out of high school, chose WVU over Kentucky and Ohio State. He will provide a major impact in the backfield for the Mountaineers.

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