Virginia Tech announced today that rising redshirt-sophomore DE Jaevon Becton has been suspended from the program. The Ocean Lakes graduated is no longer listed on the Hokies online roster.
Virginia Tech made the following statement on Becton's suspension.
"Virginia Tech football student-athlete Jaevon Becton has been suspended from the program, effective immediately. He is subject to the policies set forth in the Virginia Tech Code of Student Conduct. There will be no further comment on the matter."
Virginia Tech added that there will be no further comment on the suspension at this time.
As a redshirt-freshman in 2018, Becton saw action in ten games. He registered 12 tackles for the Hokies last season.
With Becton out indefinitely, Virginia Tech's four DE signees from the 2020 class will have an opportunity to step up. While Alec Bryant, Justin Beadles, and Robert Wooten won't arrive until the summer, Derrell Bailey, Jr. enrolled in January and looks to get some increased reps this spring.
TyJuan Garbutt and Emmanuel Belmar enter the spring as the frontrunners to earn starting jobs at DE as the incumbents while Eli Adams could also be a factor.