After only one year with the Virginia Tech Hokies the four star, quarterback recruit from Tamp Bay is leaving Blacksburg. It is being reported that the 6'6" 230 pound sophomore failed multiple drug tests, which would have resulted in a substantial suspension if he remained at VT. Although it has been intimated that JUCO transfer, Jerod Evans, and veteran senior, Brenden Motley, are the front runners for the starting job in 2016, Lawson was expected to be a factor in the competition - if not this year - then in coming seasons.
"Our coaches and staff at Virginia Tech invested significant effort in providing Dwayne the support and resources to be successful as both a student and an athlete, as did Coach Beamer and his staff. After a conversation with Dwayne, he felt leaving our football program would be in his best interest."
-Justin Fuente, VT Head Football Coach
Lawson had limited experience during his freshmen effort last season, appearing in only five games. Most of the time he spent on the field was during the 2015 second week match against Furman, but he was also on the field against Purdue, East Carolina, and NC State. Dwayne leaves Virginia Tech having gone 3-9, 51 yards, and a long of 31 yards. He rushed 14 times for 55 yards and one touchdown.
Dwayne has elected to transfer to Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas, where he will likely play for the HCC Blue Dragons. Including C.J. Reavis, this is the second highly rated player that the Hokies have seen transfer away to a JUCO in the last year.
Reavis was able to leverage his time with East Mississippi Community College into a spot back in the FBS, with the Marshall Thundering Herd. Gobbler Country wishes Mr. Lawson good fortune in his future endeavors.