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.