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.