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Former Penn State QB Christian Veilleux Commits to Pitt

Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Veilleux (11) November 12, 2022 David Hague/NSN

With Christian Veilleux’s path to playing time blocked by five-star quarterback Drew Allar, Veilleux entered the transfer portal in late November.

Veilleux picked his new school Sunday, after a relatively short time in the portal, deciding to stay in the state of Pennsylvania and transfer to Pitt.

Pittsburgh Sports Now believes that Veilleux decided to commit to Pitt following an official visit over the weekend.

As a true freshman in 2021, Veilleux played in two games and completed 16-of-26 passes for 238 yards and 3 touchdowns — most of which came in a start against Rutgers.

He was surpassed on the depth chart by Allar early this season and appeared in only three games, completing 7-of-9 passes for 44 yards.

Prior to committing to Penn State, Veilleux (6-foot-4, 200 pounds) held offers from Arizona State, Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, LSU, Louisville, Michigan, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCLA, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. Ultimately, the native of Ontario committed to Penn State over Clemson and Tennessee.

Veilleux arrives at Pitt with three seasons of athletic eligibility still remaining.

Penn State now turns to Allar as the long-term after the departure of Sean Clifford, and with Beau Pribula (2022 three-star quarterback) and Jaxon Smolik (2023 three-star quarterback) also in the mix.

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