Florida State landed help at a position of desperate need late Sunday night when Oregon transfer receiver Mycah Pittman announced his commitment.
He accumulated just 38 receptions for 547 yards and two touchdowns, and it was clear playing time was the reason for his departure. At FSU, Pittman was viewed as a priority and the 5-foot-11, 200-pound receiver could find immediate opportunities to play.
Pittman is a Tampa native and returns to the Sunshine State, where he was an ESPN top 150 prospect in the 2019 class. He visited FSU on the weekend of Dec. 10, the final opportunity before the dead period began ahead of the early signing day.
“They would just like to move me around,” Pittman said at the conclusion of his visit. “You got to come out here and practice hard and play hard to show that you can be that go-to guy … And so that’s what I plan to do obviously. And, yeah, they’re gonna use me, move me around, line me up in the backfield, outside, inside, whatever it takes to get the playmaker the ball. That’s what good offensive coordinators do, like you see it in the NFL all the time.”
Pittman was considering FSU and Arizona State, although it’s possible other schools were in play. He mentioned after his visit that he was trying to get to Texas A&M in January.
At Oregon, Pittman was not used very much and commented in part on that after his visit to FSU.
“If I could take couple of years back and leave I probably would have,” Pittman said. “But I’m a hard-headed and loyal type of person. So I didn’t really listen to everyone else in my family. When I commit to a program, I’m committed to it. And it was really hard for me to say goodbye.”
FSU is in need of receiving help — tailback Jashaun Corbin (25 catches) and tight end Camren McDonald (24 catches) were the Seminoles’ leaders in receptions in 2021, while Kansas transfer Andrew Parchment (24 catches) has exhausted his eligibility. The Seminoles return veterans like Keyshawn Helton and Ontaria Wilson as well as promising young receivers like Malik McClain and Darion Williamson.
While the Seminoles pursued high school receivers in the 2022 class, and had a commitment from Fort Lauderdale Dillard star Devaughn Mortimer, he instead flipped to Louisville.
The Seminoles have been active in the transfer portal in December, landing offensive linemen Kayden Lyles (Wisconsin) and Bless Harris (Lamar). FSU is also pursuing defensive end Jared Verse (Albany) as well as a number of transfers to fill out the 2022 class, which in normal years would include 25 signees but could go up to 32 due to the +7 rule allowed by the NCAA.