Suspended Virginia Tech kicker Cody Journell has come to an agreement with the Commonwealth Attorney to plead guilty to a lesser charge than the felony breaking and entering he has been charged with. It appears he will plead guilty to a trespassing misdemeanor instead. The terms appear to involve no jail time or fine, but will require 100 hours of community service. Journell tweeted Friday night, "First good news I’ve heard in 6 months…I’m so determined to make a mike vick comeback, man I love #VT." His status with the football team is still up in the air, but as Andy Bitter said of the deal in his post, "potentially opening up the possibility for him to return to the Hokies." More on this story as it develops. Stay glued to Gobbler Country. UPDATE: According to our own Josh Parcell, Journell also posted to Facebook "…sounds like ill be back playing ball with my boys in less than a week, man I love VT for all their support." So it looks like he's coming back.
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Another big hit for the Hokies men's basketball team today as Montrezl Harrell, the Hokies' highest-ranked 2012 signee, has asked to be released from his letter of intent. He becomes the second current or soon-to-be player to defect from the Hokies after the firing of Seth Greenberg, and the second in the last three days. This latest request leaves the Hokies with seven scholarship basketball players (including now the lone 2012 signee Marshall Wood) on the roster. For more as this situation develops, stay tuned to Gobbler Country.
Dorian Finney-Smith, the highest-rated high school recruit Virginia Tech has ever landed plans to transfer after just one year with the program according to David Teel of the Daily Press. The assistant believed to be the reason he chose the Hokies, John Richardson, left the program after the 2011-12 season to return to ODU. UPDATE: Dorian Finney-Smith's mother has stated he is not interested in transferring to ODU. More on this story as it develops on Gobbler Country.
So there you have it. Seven days after the surprising termination of Seth Greenberg, the Hokies have decided to bring back former assistant James Johnson as Greenberg's successor. Johnson was on the Hokies' staff from 2007-2012 before briefly taking a similar position at Clemson. Much more on this later today.
Hey Hokies fans, I've been here before to share numerous interviews, and you all know who I am. I work really hard trying to get interviews. I started my website two years ago interviewing NFL players, and I continue to have loads of success. I imagine you guys will give me some great feedback, so I'm looking forward to receiving that from all of you again. Here is the link to the interview: www.prointerviews.org/EddieWhitley Thank you so much for letting me share. Please share your feedback! -Max Strauss-
Though Wilson was projected as a 2nd round pick, he certainly is a 1st round talent, and the world champion Giants recognized that and took Wilson with the last pick of the 1st round. Wilson steps into possibly the best situation for him. He has a two-time Super Bowl winner as his quarterback, an established running back to partner with in the backfield, a young and talented corps of receivers and an established offensive line. Wilson was the first Hokie drafted in the 1st round since Duane Brown in 2008.
NFL teams were informed this week of 2 more players of note who have flunked drug tests: ASU LB Vontaze Burfict and Va Tech CB JayRon Hosley— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) April 25, 2012
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer has reported that former Hokie cornerback Jayron Hosley failed a drug test. According to Glazer's Twitter feed (click headline for link), Hosley wrote a letter to NFL teams apologizing for the incident. Hosley was suspended once in college, in 2010 for the East Carolina game for reasons that were never made public. He is a projected late second to early third-round pick.
It's official. Jim Weaver just announced in a press conference that Seth Greenberg is out after nine seasons as the men's basketball coach at Virginia Tech. Greenberg compiled a 167-117 record with the Hokies, including an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2007. More on this news later tonight. Stay tuned.