Another obstacle has been thrown in the way of Virginia Tech's already rocky offseason.
Cam Goode, a former 3-star defensive tackle from Washington, D.C. has decided to transfer from the Hokies. Per his request, Virginia Tech staff have released Goode from his scholarship.
STATEMENT FROM COACH FUENTE pic.twitter.com/LSh7iOkxIj— Virginia Tech Football (@VT_Football) July 31, 2018
Goode, listed at 6-1 and 317 pounds, committed to Tech in 2017 and was poised to be a key member of the Hokies defensive depth chart in 2018. Goode's size was making him a contender for a spot, even though it's unlikely for freshman to gain a starting position on the line.
After enrolling for a second summer session earlier this month, Goode decided that he wanted to transfer. He had offers from Pitt, Virginia, Duke, and other ACC schools before making his decision to attend VT.
Virginia Tech announces freshman DT Cam Goode will transfer. Make that 11 losses for the Hokie defense this offseason https://t.co/XEh7MWGmT2— College Football by SB Nation (@SBNationCFB) July 31, 2018
Virginia Tech is lacking experience of the defensive line, and with graduation looming for many players, the loss of Goode adds another layer of disappointment and panic to the floundering Hokies.
#Hokies set with first-team tackles with Ricky Walker and Vinny Mihota, but they’re both seniors. Jarrod Hewitt took big step last year and Xavier Burke may have turned a corner in spring, but there are big questions about anybody else on the roster being effective at DT.— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) July 31, 2018
The Hokies have their season opener on Sept. 3 against the Florida State Seminoles. Fans can only hope some good news arrives before then.