With wide receiver Cam Phillips pursuing his NFL dream, Virginia Tech has a major hole to fill next season.
However, a transfer addition could be a key asset for the Hokies’ offense.
Former Ball State wide receiver Damon Hazelton is going to be a welcome addition to Virginia Tech. ESPN has Hazelton as one of the transfers that will “shake up college football in 2018”.
ESPN writer Adam Rittenberg believes Hazelton is dynamic enough to step right in and make an immediate impact on the Hokies offense.
“The Hokies need playmakers on offense to help young quarterback Josh Jackson, especially after losing do-it-all wideout Cam Phillips (964 receiving yards, seven touchdowns in 2017),” Rittenberg said. “Hazelton should help, as he had 51 receptions for 505 receiving yards and a team-high four touchdowns as a freshman at Ball State in 2016.”
Replicating the production of Virginia Tech’s all-time leading wide receiver might be a tall task but if Hazelton can at least build on his freshman numbers, the Hokies could have one of the steals of the transfer market.
Virginia Tech begins the season on Sept. 3 in a primetime ACC showdown at Florida State.