The list of departures from the Virginia Tech football team over the past few months grew longer tonight as starting wide receiver Eric Kumah announced on Twitter Tuesday evening that he would be transferring away from VT.
In Kumah’s post, he listed the departure of wide receivers coach Holmon Wiggins as a reason for his transfer. There was speculation recently that Wiggins could be on the move with ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reported Tuesday night that Wiggins would be taking the same position at Alabama.
"After talking it over with my family and being informed that my position coach (Coach Wiggins) has accepted a position elsewhere, I’ve decided to enter my name into the transfer portal,” Kumah said on Twitter. “This will allow me to explore my options as a graduate transfer for my senior season.”
Kumah thanked Wiggins and defensive coordinator Bud Foster for the opportunity to play football at Virginia Tech.
As an upperclassman, Kumah was one of the most experienced players on the Hokies’ offense in 2018. He was Tech’s second leading receiver this past season with 42 receptions for 559 yards and 7 touchdowns.
Eric Kumah joins a list of players to transfer away from Tech in recent months. Players such as D’Andre Plantin
, Rico Kearney
, and fellow wide receiver Sean Savoy
have all announced their intentions to leave Virginia Tech during the 2018 season. Tight end Chris Cunningham
announced his plans to transfer roughly 20 minutes after Kumah on Tuesday evening.
The Hokies will look to leading receiver Damon Hazelton, as well as key contributors Tre Turner and Hezekiah Grimsley to lead the receiving corps in 2019.
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