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Virginia Tech RB Announces He's Transferring

Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium during game against Clemson.

BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of Lane Stadium prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Clemson Tigers on September 30, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)

The mass exodus continued for the Virginia Tech Hokies despite head coach Justin Fuente releasing a statement suggesting the status of the program is fine. After quarterback Josh Jackson put his name in the transfer portal, running back Deshawn McClease has reportedly decide to join Jackson.

McClease took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to announce his transfer from the Hokies football program. The redshirt sophomore running back finished the 2018 season as the Hokies' second-leading rusher behind Steven Peoples.

Now he's headed elsewhere.

"After discussing with my family, we believe that it is best for me to transfer to another university following graduation this spring. I am very eager to continue my football journey and further my education. Thank you so much Hokie Nation for the unbelievable experience!" McClease said in a statement on Twitter.

McClease finished the 2018 campaign with 433 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He also added 95 receiving yards on eight receptions.

His best season with the Hokies came in 2017 when he finished the year with 530 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. McClease joins Jackson, Eric Kumah and Chris Cunningham as the latest Hokies players to announce their transfers away from Virginia Tech.

First a losing season and now a mass exodus - Virginia Tech fans won't be happy.