The University of Colorado is close to finalizing the transfer of Pitt linebacker Deaysean Rippy
, who will be eligible to play for the Buffaloes in 2014.
CBSSports.com reported that Rippy should join the Buffs barring an unforeseen development.
Rippy was a four-star recruit in the 2012 recruiting class. The Boulder Daily Camera reported that Rippy had offers from Arizona, West Virginia, Alabama and Colorado before deciding on Pittsburgh.
The 6-foot-2, 205 pound Rippy redshirted last season. In May, he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he would not be returning to the Panthers this season.
"I was on the verge of being sure. I was kind of overwhelmed. I was an 18-year-old kid at the time. That's a lot of pressure."
Rippy, the Daily Camera said, is related to former CU cornerback Doug Rippy
, who recently was released by the Denver Broncos.