Pitt adds Nebraska transfer defensive end Chief Borders to its 2024 roster.

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi knew he had a personnel problem when he looked at his depth chart on the defensive end and saw only three players above freshman or redshirt freshman status.

So he joined the transfer portal and secured a verbal commitment from former Nebraska defensive end Chief Borders on Sunday.

Borders, a junior from Franklin, Georgia, is headed to his third school in three seasons after playing at Florida in 2021 and 2022 and at Nebraska last season.

Pitt has lost three defensive ends since the end of last season: Dayon Hayes and Sam Okunlola (transfers to Colorado) and Nate Temple (season-ending injury).

Borders (6-foot-1, 245 pounds) played 16 games at Florida and recorded three tacklers before transferring to Nebraska last year. He played in 12 games for the Cornhuskers, with nine tackles.

With two seasons remaining, Borders joins Pitt’s senior defensive teams Bam Brima and Kansas State transfer Nate Matlack and sophomore Jimmy Scott.

Pitt has added 14 transfers to its roster for the 2024 season.

Jerry DiPaola is a TribLive reporter who has been covering Pitt athletics since 2011. A Pittsburgh native, he joined the Trib in 1993, first as an editor and page designer in the sports department and later as a Pittsburgh Steelers reporter from 1994-2004. He can be reached at [email protected].