According to Andy Bitter of The Athletic, Virginia Tech DT Aiden Brown has retired from football.
One bit of roster news today as well: OL-turned-DL Aiden Brown joins LB Dylan Rivers and OL Will Pritchard in medically retiring. Can stay on scholarship but doesn't count against the #Hokies' numbers.— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) January 8, 2020
Brown was a 2017 signee who unfortunately did not play a down for VT.
As mentioned above, Brown started his career an interior offensive lineman before switching to defensive tackle in hopes of finding a way on the field for Virginia Tech. However, Brown was unable to climb the depth chart at DT with injuries now leading him to step away from football.
Brown is the third Virginia Tech football player to retire due to medical reasons since the end of the regular season joining LB Dylan Rivers and OL Will Pritchard.
Brown's departure shouldn't have much of an impact on recruiting plans for 2020 or current projections for Tech at DT next season. However, his retirement does open up a scholarship that can help fit in this class that may add one or two more players this month at minimum.