Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore defensive end Nathan Proctor has entered the transfer portal.
— Nathan Proctor Jr. (@Nate_la_gran_21) August 22, 2019
Proctor is a former 4-star recruit from Maryland, though he was always considered raw and a long-term prospect by those who studied him closely as a football player. He played 98 defensive snaps for the Hokies last season, but he had fallen behind redshirt freshmen Eli Adams and Jaevon Becton, as well as converted linebacker Jaylen Griffin, on Virginia Tech’s depth chart. There is also speculation that he had fallen behind redshirt freshman walk-on Nigel Simmons, whom defensive line coach Charley Wiles mentioned in an interview last week.
Proctor made three tackles and broke up one pass in his 98 snaps last season. By transferring now, he can sit out this coming season and be eligible to play for his new school in 2020.