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Devon Hunter Cleared to Rejoin Virginia Tech Football Team

By Evan Norris | June 01
Devon Hunter Cleared to Rejoin Virginia Tech Football Team
Devon Hunter warming up for home game

Today it was announced that formerly suspended Safety Devon Hunter would be reinstated back into the Virginia Tech Football Program. This decision came eight months after his incident which involved an arrest in Montgomery county.

Hunter released a statement on multiple social media platforms that stated an apology for his actions eight months ago and a vow to do better.

The incident at hand, that got Devon Hunter a felony charge, was an altercation involving a close female friend of his. However, after months of court dealings, Hunter accepted a plea deal regarding the felony and misdemeanor charges he faced. This means that the former 4-Star recruit will strap up for the Hokies for the first time since 2019 season.

The school released a statement reading:

"In accordance with Virginia Tech student-conduct protocols and in conjunction with Virginia Tech Athletics administration, Devon Hunter has been cleared to return to the Virginia Tech football program effective immediately.

Devon has demonstrated remorse for his actions and understands the expectations for him going forward. He recognizes and appreciates the opportunity to return to he program."

It is unsure as of now where Hunter will fit in going into the 2021 football season, but he will in fact be dressing up for the Hokies on the Saturdays to come. More news will be announced surrounding his return coming soon, but for now we welcome a familiar face back to Blacksburg.

Evan Norris

What’s going on Hokie Nation! My name is Evan Norris and I am currently a junior studying HNFE here at Virginia Tech. I’ve grown up a Hokie my whole life, with family members being huge Hokie fans.

Growing up I’ve witnessed Virginia Tech Recruiting first-hand through family friends being recruited and through players at the University. Also growing up in some of the best recruiting areas the state has to offer, in the Hampton Roads Area and Richmond Area, I have seen great high school football growing up. This has led me to strive for a future career in college football recruiting. I run @RecruitVT on Twitter/Instagram to keep up engagement with prospective recruits and fans alike.

You can follow me on Instagram (@evantnorris) or on Twitter (@evannorrist). And with no further regards, Go Hokies!

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