Marshall Transfer LB heading to Blacksburg
"Another One!" - DJ Khaled. This is quite literally how the incoming transfers list for the Virginia Tech Hokies is seeming to grow one by one. This time with a commitment from former Marshall LB, CJ McCray. The newest addition to the Hokie family announced his commitment to Virginia Tech on Thursday morning through his social media accounts. He posted a tweet on his twitter to share the news:
During his high school recruitment, McCray was an unranked prospect coming out of Mallard Creek, North Carolina. He held an official offer from Liberty, but found his path taking him to Marshall to continue his football career. Unfortunately, upon enrolling at Marshall, McCray was held to be academically ineligible for his first year where he took a redshirt.
Since then, McCray has gotten his academics straight and planned to leave the Thundering Herd program. This is where we saw the Hokies angle their way to steal the linebacker prospect. McCray currently stands at 6-3 and weighs in at 215 before his arrival to Blacksburg, with more room to grow before his later years.
You also have to thank newfound Co-Defensive Line Coach JC Price on landing McCray. The player and coach combo seemed to share a solid bond when McCray discussed his former Marshall counterpart. That bond, combined with the new facilities and storied program that Virginia Tech is, made it an easy choice for McCray.
CJ McCray will become the fifth transfer to join the Hokie's list this offseason. This is a list that already includes OL Johnny Jordan from Maryland, DB Tae Daley from Vanderbilt, QB Connor Blumrick from Texas A&M, and DT Jordan Williams from Clemson. McCray is quite possibly a young and promising player that the Hokie's staff could develop into something special.