Virginia Tech to lose four-star LB via transfer

The Virginia Tech Hokies, who went 7-6 last season under beloved coach Frank Beamer in his swan-song-season, will be losing one of their linebackers by the start of next season, according to a report by NBC Sports.

One of Beamer’s prized class of 2014 recruits, Raymon Minor, who was rated a four-star linebacker by 247Sports two years ago, will be transferring to a yet-to-be-announced school this coming season.

The reason behind Minor’s decision isn’t immediately known but the first theory that comes to mind is that the linebacker wants a more prominent role going into his next year.

“We support him. I want him to be happy and successful,” said Justin Fuente, Beamer’s successor as head coach at Virginia Tech, in a statement Friday. “This is a lot of work and he put in a lot of work, worked really hard. We support him to go and have maybe a better chance to get on the field in a bigger role or whatever it is that he’s looking for. We fully support him and want to help him in any way.”

It’s nice to see Fuente supporting his player in a year when we’ve seen players like Maurice Smith at Alabama be given a hard time for their decisions to leave.

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Maurice Smith receives waiver that allows transfer to Georgia
Maurice Smith receives waiver that allows transfer to Georgia