Jalen Hampton Enters The Transfer Portal

Jalen Hampton
Jalen Hampton has entered the transfer portal. (Jon Fleming)

Virginia Tech running back Jalen Hampton has entered the transfer portal, according to a report by Andy Bitter of The Athletic.

Hampton was originally a member of the 2020 recruiting class. He redshirted in 2021 after being enrolled in 2020 (which didn’t count due to COVID). He participated in spring practice under new head coach Brent Pry, but failed to make his way up the depth chart. Both running backs from the 2020 class – Hampton and Jalen Brunson – have now entered the transfer portal.

Running back Marco Lee is also in the portal.

With Hampton’s decision, Virginia Tech’s running back room now looks like this in terms of seniority…

Jalen Holston (r-Sr.)
Keshawn King (Jr.)
Malachi Thomas (So.)
Chance Black (r-Fr.)
Kenji Christian (r-Fr.)
Bryce Duke (Fr.)

Running backs coach Stu Holt said before spring practice began that his ideal number of running backs on the roster was six, and now the Hokies are at six.

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  1. I wish Him well, but to be Honest-I’ve never heard of Him. Not exactly a Lee Suggs.

  2. Honestly I blame this on the previous staff who acquired 25 RBs. These kids want to play, not ride the line behind 10 others. I’m cool with it as I don’t think we lost a top 2-3 player. I think Holston/Thomas/Black will be great and who knows about KK if he can get his act together.

    1. Yes. It was moronic roster management. The DL guys get banged up more. That is where you should carry extra depth.

  3. And if we sign backs in the next class, we see if one of the three freshmen/r-freshmen look around. We are poised to have a number of RBs after Holston leaves but… next year will be a huge opportunity … even this year presents an opportunity given king And Holston have never set the world on fire

  4. RB is a position they can recruit at a high level, replacing a departing back with a high level recruit. Sounds like the position is evening out well.

    1. Uhhh… If I was a recruit and my first name was ‘Jalen’ then I would be very reluctant to commit to the Hokies!

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