The moment Oregon football fans saw, or rather read his name in headline after headline during spring football, they knew Mycah Pittman suited up in green and yellow was going to be a special time indeed.
It seemed like every practice report read “Mycah Pittman with another insane catch.”
And it was true.
Pittman has stated that his hands are one of the best parts of his game. He has pledged no drops. In the seven games Pittman appeared in 2019, the Ducks went 7-0 while he recorded 18 receptions for 227 yards and two touchdowns.
But his journey to Division-1 was not easy.
On Tuesday, Pittman posted a very personal story on his personal Instagram:
He started his high school career playing at Oaks Christian in Westlake Village, California.
Pittman recorded 1,329 yards on 55 receptions, a whopping average of 24.2 yards per catch, and 10 receiving TDs. He had 317 yards in kickoff returns and added another score.
But after the passing of his grandfather, Pittman decided to transfer.
I have withdrawn from Oaks Christian. pic.twitter.com/lAZfacpVHU— MJP (@MycahPittman) February 17, 2017
He transferred to Calabasas High School, just 13.4 miles east of Oaks Christian. According to Pittman, he lost a lot of friends as a result by his decision to transfer.
Pittman recorded 67 catches for 828 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior in 2018.
His hard work and dedication certainly paid off.
Pittman had the lay of the land when deciding where he wanted to play collegiate football: Chose Oregon over Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Boston College, California, Colorado, Florida, Fresno State, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon State, Texas, Texas A&M, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Washington, Washington State and others.
Family has meant everything to Pittman and he fits right in with head coach Mario Cristobal and the Oregon Football program.
We are all very eager to see the legacy Pittman will leave behind during his time in Eugene.