Nov 9, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies quarterback Logan Thomas (3) fakes a handoff to running back Trey Edmunds (14) in the first quarter of a game against the Miami Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
This is the time of year when many players are trying to earn playing time at their current football programs and if they do not believe that they will get any playing time at that program, some of them will transfer. The Hokies have already seen that happen once this fall with Chris Mangus making the decision to leave the Hokies’ football program.
Now, two more players have decided to leave the Hokies’ football program.
Both of these guys were battling for playing time as Joe St. Germain was battling to be the number 1 long snapper while Jerome Wright was looking to gain some playing time as a backup running back. Both of these players should be able to gain playing time at a smaller FBS or FCS program but both have decided that Virginia Tech is no longer the right fit.
Jerome Wright came in for only 27 plays as a freshman last season and he seemed likely to be used primarily as a special teams player this fall. With the move of Travon McMillian to running back, the running back position once again became a little more of a logjam and Wright seemed to be falling down the depth chart. Wright can definitely have some success elsewhere but it isn’t a big loss for the Hokies.
Joe St. Germain was battling Eddie D’Antuono for the number 1 long snapper spot as St. Germain was trying to regain that spot from D’Antuono. However, the departure of the senior St. Germain most likely means that D’Antuono has earned the starting long snapper job.
We want to wish the best of luck to Joe St. Germain and Jerome Wright wherever they go.