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Hokies WR Evan Fairs Enters Portal

By Evan Norris | January 21
Hokies WR Evan Fairs Enters Portal
Evan Fairs catching a pass for the Kansas Jayhawks in their game against Oklahoma State

Quite as seemingly as he appeared, Evan Fairs has decided to place his name into the Transfer Portal with intentions to transfer elsewhere. The Hokies WR placed his name into the portal on Wednesday afternoon and announced his decision on his social media pages.

Going into his tenure at Kansas, the wide receiver was 3-Star recruit with a listed 247 Composite Rating of a .8167. Struggling to find playing time at his original landing spot, Fairs transferred to Virginia Tech in the summer of 2020.

During his time at Virginia Tech, Evan recorded 2 catches that went for 18 receiving yards. Although this doesn't seem like much of a loss on the surface, Evan was known for his highly touted blocking on the outside for screen and run plays.

Aside from being a helpful blocker, the wide receiver added some depth for his position group. This means the Hokies now look to the development of Jaden Payoute and Tyree Saunders as leaders at the wide receiver core going into the 2021 season.

And remember, just because Evan Fairs has entered the portal, doesn't mean he cannot return to the Hokies team for next season. However, it looks like Evan is intending on transferring from the Hokies team.

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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