Kellan Stout Leaving PSU, Heading To Pitt

Kellan Stout Leaving PSU, Heading To Pitt

Kellan Stout is leaving Penn State and heading to Univeristy of Pittburgh.

Jul 5, 2017 by Ryan Holmes

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Kellan Stout is leaving Penn State and heading to the University of Pittburgh.

The former Pennsylvania state champ spent two years with the Nittany Lions and will be immediately eligible to compete for first-year Panthers head coach Keith Gavin as a redshirt sophomore. Stout, who projects as a 197-pounder, had a 138-18 career record coming out of high school and was the No. 59-ranked recruit on the Class of 2016 Big Board.

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Here is the official press release from Pitt announcing the addition of Stout to its 2017-18 recruiting class.

PITTSBURGH -- University of Pittsburgh head wrestling coach Keith Gavin announced Wednesday afternoon the addition of Penn State transfer Kellan Stout to the 2017-18 roster.

Stout, a 197-pounder, will be eligible immediately as an incoming redshirt sophomore.

"Kellan is a local guy and we are very excited that he has decided to return home and join our team," Gavin said. "He has great experience and has been well trained. We believe he will make an immediate impact on our program."

Stout wrestled in open tournaments during his two years at Penn State, taking his redshirt season in 2015-16. Overall, he went 17-8 wrestling at 184 pounds his first season and 197 pounds a year ago.

"Wrestling in front of a big home crowd has been a dream of mine since I started wrestling and it means so much more to have the opportunity to do it in my hometown," Stout said. "Coach Gavin and the staff made the whole process go very smoothly, and I'm very excited to be a part of the Pitt wrestling family."

A Pittsburgh native, Stout had a standout career at nearby Mt. Lebanon High School where he amassed a 138-18 record as a four-year starter. His senior year was highlighted by a state title at 182 pounds with a perfect 38-0 record and was ranked No. 59 out of high school by FloWrestling.

Wrestling runs in the Stout family as Kellan's father, Bryan, served as a volunteer assistant on the Pitt coaching staff from 2002-11 and was a four-time All-American at Clarion.

Entering his first year at the helm, Gavin takes over a veteran program with a plethora of new talent joining the 2017-18 squad. Pitt returns three NCAA qualifiers, including two ACC champions, from a year ago. Stout joins a notable incoming group featuring Nino Bonaccorsi, Dallas Bulsak, Colin Cronin, KJ Fenstermacher, and Cole Rickert.

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