Virginia Tech redshirt freshman Mike linebacker Rico Kearney has announced his intentions to transfer via his Twitter account.
Humbled beginnings 🙏🏾✊🏽…. leaving it in God’s hands. pic.twitter.com/xvVKByhQ3x
— Rico Kearney (@38savage_VT) November 18, 2018
Kearney has 35 tackles this year, and he has split time at Mike with Rayshard Ashby. With Ashby injured, he made his first career start against Boston College, and made 18 tackles. However, he made just one tackle in his next start against the Pitt Panthers.
Because Virginia Tech has so many young linebackers in the program, attrition was expected, though the timing of it is certainly odd.