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Historic Year for VTSB | Devon Hunter Re-Instated | Campus Visits ARE BACK!

By Billy Ray Mitchell | June 01
Devon Statement

Pat and Bill are here. Yes a few days late after a trip to the OBX! But have a massive week of news to cover out of Virginia tech athletics.

3 Big Things

Historic Season for VT Softball

Virginia Tech Softball's magical season came to an end this past week in the Super Regionals vs Reigning National Champions (sorta kinda *2019) UCLA. After dominating game 1, the Hokies lost the last 2 games in Los Angeles.

This takes nothing away form what was one of the best seasons in program history. Finishing the season with a 37-15 record and just one win away from the College World Series. Not to mention the Hokies did not have a single senior on the roster, so they will be back next year ready to make some more noise.

Devon Hunter Reinstated

On Tuesday Virginia Tech Football released a statement that announced that redshirt Junior Devon Hunter has been cleared to rejoin the football team.

“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 the program.”

— Justin Fuente (Via @HokiesFB)

Back in September 2020, Devon was charged with one felony and one misdemeanor and was indefinitely suspended from the team. Fast forward to last month, Hunter announced via social media that he would be taking a plea deal in connection with this case.

According to Tech’s student-athlete code of conduct, an athlete with a felony charge can’t be reinstated until, “until the charges are dropped, dismissed or otherwise resolved.”

Blacksburg is OPEN for recruiting

For the first time since March of 2020, the NCAA dead period has been lifted and recruits can finally come to campuses across America for both official and unofficial visits. For over a year, health and safety protocols prevented in-person recruiting, leaving coaches to recruit over Zoom meetings and show off their facilities virtually. This dead period has been lifted and Virginia Tech will look to build some much needed recruiting momentum.

Virginia Tech also announced the launch of their name, image and likeness initiative. Check out the details of the Jump Start Program HERE.

Shout out to the recruiting staff for showing some PHENOMENAL creativity with Top Golf in Lane Stadium!