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Virginia Tech saw a backup defensive back leave the program this evening as cornerback Jeremy Webb announced that he will be entering the transfer portal.
Webb arrived at Virginia Tech as a highly-touted, four-star JUCO transfer with VT expecting him to start alongside Adonis Alexander at CB during the 2018 season. However, Webb suffered a torn Achilles almost immediately arriving on campus (with Alexander leaving for the NFL Supplemental Draft for academic reasons), causing him to miss the season during which he suffered a second torn Achilles injury.
Webb did make an incredible recovery returning to action in three games during the 2019 season recording 1 tackle against Georgia Tech. Webb will be a grad transfer with one year of eligibility remaining.
With Webb transferring, Virginia Tech now has a pair of open scholarships with it being unclear whether the Hokies will look to add another grad transfer or two, give 1 or 2 of those scholarships to older walk-ons, or a mix of both.
Webb was projected to likely make the two-deep as a backup cornerback alongside Armani Chatman. There was going to be competition though with Webb's departure opening the door for Brion Murray and Nadir Thompson to compete for a spot on the two-deep. Murray, in particular, feels like the guy to watch especially after he received a significant amount of playing time during the Belk Bowl with starters Caleb Farley and Jermaine Waller both out.
We will have more on this story as it develops.