Lots of attrition has struck the Virginia Tech football program this weekend. Three players have left the program, one is considering his future, one is done for medical reasons, one might be done for medical reasons, and another has given up football entirely.
Here’s the quick list…
CB Davion Tookes , r-Fr. – Tookes is behind two true freshmen, plus sophomore Donovan Riley. He is leaving the program, likely because he’s going to be buried on the depth chart for quite sometime.
DE Jarontay Jones , r-Fr. – The ultimate tweener, Jones wasn’t quick enough for defensive end or big enough for defensive tackle. He is leaving the program.
CB Donaldven Manning , So. – For the second time in his career, Manning is taking time to consider his future with the program. With true freshmen like Brandon Facyson and Kendall Fuller standing out, Manning’s future playing time is in doubt.
S Greg Jones, r-Fr. – The one-promising walkon is giving up football because of a shoulder injury.
OL Jake Goins , r-So. – Goins is contemplating his football future for medical reasons.
OL Adam Taraschke , r-Fr. – Taraschke has decided to give up football entirely.
We’ll have more on the potential impact of these decisions soon. However, it won’t be today. Between Media Day and tonight’s scrimmage, there is a lot to do. One note: Virginia Tech has been searching for a scholarship for r-freshman wide receiver Charley Meyer, and now they clearly have room.