A move that was reported a couple of weeks ago has been made official, as Virginia Tech linebacker Eron Carter has left the program
Virginia Tech redshirt-freshman linebacker Eron Carter has officially announced his departure from the program to pursue an athletic career in track and field, according to his official
The move was first reported in early April by a number of outlets, including the Roanoke Times’ Andy Bitter, who discussed Carter’s motives behind a potential transfer.
Carter played football and was on the track team at Palatka High School in Florida, where he participated in both discus and shot put events. The 6’2″ 230 lbs. Carter was a 3-star member of the 2016 recruiting class, and committed to the Hokies over Western Kentucky, Air Force, and UMass, among others.
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After redshirting this past season with the Hokies, Carter was likely slated to be a reserve player once again in 2017. He saw most of his practice work last season at the middle linebacker position, which is occupied by senior Andrew Motuapouaka.
While Carter’s transfer is certainly a hit to the depth at the position, the Hokies are pretty well set at the linebacker position for years to come, as the most recent recruiting class yielded three prospects in total at the MLB/OLB spots in 4-star Dylan Rivers, 4-star Nathan Proctor, and 3-star Aundre Kearney, who has already enrolled.
There is no additional information regarding which schools Carter is considering for track and field, but that information will likely be made known in the coming weeks after the spring semester ends at Virginia Tech in early May.