Virginia Tech WR Hezekiah Grimsley Enters The Transfer Portal

By: Tim Thomas | @TimThomas1996 | Jan 22, 2020

Virginia Tech WR Hezekiah Grimsley has entered the transfer portal as first reported by Evan Watkins of 247 Sports and confirmed by Norm Wood of The Daily Press, and as Grimsley has now announced.

Grimsley played in 35 games, starting 6, during his three seasons in Blacksburg. His best season came in 2018 as he had 31 receptions for 382 yards and a touchdown plus 75 rushing yards and 12 carries. Grimsley had seen his production go down this past season with only 10 receptions for 170 yards and 2 touchdowns as freshman Tayvion Robinson passed him on the depth chart in the slot and Virginia Tech used their tight ends more in the passing game.

He also returned 12 punts for 57 yards this past season, and could see his next school add him for his punt return ability in addition to his offensive productivity.

Grimsley will have one year remaining and likely will be a grad transfer who should command plenty of interest, especially from some Power 5 and just about any higher Group of 5 program looking for a proven slot receiver. It is also possible that Grimsley could transfer to a program closer to home in the 757 whether that's at Old Dominion or William & Mary in his hometown of Williamsburg, VA, in part because of the fact that his mother has been dealing with health issues fairly recently.

Rumors had been growing that Grimsley may end up transferring with declining playing time likely a major factor, especially for a player entering his final season looking for lots of playing time as he pursues a professional future in football.

We will have more as this story develops.

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