Virginia Tech football Head Coach Justin Fuente has reinstated cornerback Adonis Alexander and defensive end Houshun Gaines to the team, according to the Roanoke Times’ Andy Bitter.
Alexander and Gaines were cited for marijuana possession in April, and on June 29 were sentenced to 24 hours of community service and one year probation.
Fuente told Bitter that the two will at least be suspended for the Hokies’ season opener against Liberty, but could be available for Virginia Tech’s game vs. Tennessee.
“They’re back with their teammates now. They’ve accomplished all the things I’ve set forward for them,” Fuente said. “If they continue down the right road then they’ll just miss the first one.”
Alexander is expected to start at cornerback for the Hokies opposite Brandon Facyson. As a rover and corner last season, Alexander registered 55 tackles and four interceptions. Gaines, who was fighting for playing time this spring at defensive end, redshirted last season.