Former 3-star prospect Ruben Flowers announced via Twitter on Monday that he wants a fresh start and will transfer from Pitt.
“First off I wanna thank the University of Pittsburgh for allowing me to attend the university and pursue my degree and keep playing the sport I love,” Flowers tweeted. “I want to thank the coaching staff for helping me grow on and off the field. I want to thank the academic staff for always being there to guide and mentor me as well.
“To the fans, you all have been great and I’m happy I got to be a part of this university. Last but not least to my teammates thank y’all for taking me in and becoming family. I will never forget my memories with y’all boys! I will be transferring from the University of Pittsburgh and start over somewhere new.”
— Ruben Flowers III (@OneAndOnly_5_) May 14, 2018
Flowers was the 74th-best wide receiver in the Class of 2016, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings, after a prolific career at Lima Senior High School (Ohio) in which he recorded 207 catches for 3,334 yards (16.1 avg.) and 45 touchdowns.
At Pitt, he redshirted as a freshman and saw action in six games last season, but did not catch a pass.