Former Clairton, Pitt cornerback Coles enrolls at Duquesne
Cornerback Trenton Coles, who left the Pitt football team last month, has enrolled at Duquesne and will be eligible immediately, Duquesne spokesman Dave Saba said. He plans to be at practice with the Dukes on Tuesday.
Coles began training camp with Pitt on Aug. 3 as a projected starter. He injured his ankle and eventually lost his starting job to Reggie Mitchell.
Coach Paul Chryst announced Aug. 20 that Coles decided to leave the team, and said at the time he would help Coles find a new school
After redshirting in 2012, Coles played in 11 games last season on special teams and as a reserve defensive back, recording nine tackles, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble.
Coles, a redshirt sophomore, played on Clairton's WPIAL and PIAA championship teams and was the state 100- and 200-meter sprint champion as a junior in 2011.
Duquesne opened its season Saturday with a 38-28 loss to Buffalo. The Dukes play at Youngstown State on Saturday.
Duquesne coach Jerry Schmitt and Coles were not available for comment.
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