Virginia lands Arizona State transfer grad Jack Powers

Bronco Mendenhall’s Virginia Cavaliers have just added some talent in the trenches for his first season as head coach. The team announced on Tuesday that former Arizona State offensive lineman Jack Powers would transfer in for the 2016 season.

The 6-foot-6, 290-pound rising junior will have two years of eligibility left and will be able to play immediately for the Cavaliers after receiving his degree from Arizona State.

The team, however, did announced that they would convert him to defense and have him play defensive end instead of offensive tackle.

Powers was a three-star member of the Sun Devils’ 2013 recruiting class. He took a redshirt his true freshman year and then played in all 14 games in 2014, but did not play in 2015 to focus on his classes.

This is the third transfer for the Cavaliers since March. Former North Carolina lineman Jared Cohen transferred in and former East Carolina quarterback Kurt Benkert will be eligible to play this year as well.

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