Raheem Blackshear Wins Appeal, Will Play In 2020

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Raheem Blackshear, Virginia Tech
Raheem Blackshear will play for Virginia Tech in 2020. (Dave Knachel, Virginia Tech athletics)

Virginia Tech running back Raheem Blackshear has won his appeal for immediate eligibility and will play for the Hokies in 2020 according to TSL sources, as well as reports from other members of the media.

Blackshear transferred to Tech from Rutgers in the offseason.  He is a jack-of-all-trades type of player who played a big role for the Scarlet Knights on the ground and through the air.  Here are his career numbers…

Rushing: 211 carries, 912 yards, 4.3 ypc, 6 TDs
Receiving: 80 catches, 810 yards, 10.1 ypr, 6 TDs

Last season Blackshear had 29 catches for 310 yards and two touchdowns in just four games before taking a redshirt season.  He had two 100-yard receiving performances in those four games, including a 9-catch, 130-yard game against ACC opponent Boston College.

Blackshear played at Rutgers under then-offensive coordinator Jerry Kill, who spent one season in Blacksburg under Justin Fuente.  Fuente had high praise for his new running back earlier in the preseason.

“I’ve only seen him practice four times, but he’s a pretty remarkable talent,” Fuente said. “There’s probably four to five positions on either side of the ball that he could play. He is talented and highly intelligent and really skilled.”

Expect Blackshear to play a big role for the Hokies this season both in the running game and passing game. 

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  1. Finally a transfer that can play and not wait another year, question is geochemistry approval first filenames no sense.

    1. +1. Exactly my thoughts. Fitting given what he, his family, and Tech had to go through up until this point!

  2. Just watched his video: shifty, quick and tough. He will juke people out of their cleats but also will readily lower his shoulder and hit them.

    I like this guy. Me like a lot, a lot, a lot

  3. Simply amazed…by many things about this and almost every other transfer situation when VT is involved, but very happy for Mr. Blackshear!

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