Former Virginia Tech wide receiver commits to a Big 12 school in the transfer portal

Wide receiver Da'Wain Lofton committed to Oklahoma State in transfer portal Monday.
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Over the last couple of months, there have been more players coming into Virginia Tech than leaving in the transfer portal. One of the players who announced he was leaving Blacksburg in the transfer portal announced which school he will be transferring to for the 2024 season on Monday.

Da’Wain Lofton commits to Big 12 school

Wide receiver Da’Wain Lofton, who played early in the 2023 season for the Hokies, announced on X that he was committing to Oklahoma State in the Big 12 in the transfer portal. Last season for Virginia Tech, Lofton caught six passes for 58 yards, averaging 9.7 yards a reception. 

He had two catches for 20 yards against Old Dominion in the season opener in a 36-17 victory, then had three catches on Sept. 16 in a 35-16 loss at Rutgers. Against Syracuse on Oct. 26, he had one catch for 12 yards in the Hokies 38-10 win.

In 2022, he had 22 catches for 254 yards and a touchdown for Virginia Tech, and in 2021, he had seven receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown. 

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Lofton from Fort Worth, Texas will get an opportunity in the Big 12 with the Cowboys and head coach Mike Gundy. He is the second Virginia Tech player to transfer to a Big 12 school this offseason with cornerback Derrick Canteen leaving to go to the University of Cincinnati.

Tight end Dae’Quan Wright also transferred from Virginia Tech in January and he committed to Mississippi in the SEC and head coach Lane Kiffin.