The Virginia Tech Hokies suffered another major personnel loss on Monday morning it was announced that senior defensive back Mook Reynolds was dismissed from the team. Reynolds, the team’s starter at nickel, was dismissed from the team effective immediately in accordance with Virginia Tech Athletics Department policies,” the official statement read.
Reynolds had missed the spring and many thought it was due to injury, however, it was revealed in the statement he was suspended from team activities. He’s the second Virginia Tech defensive back dismissed recently, joining Adonis Alexander, who entered the NFL’s Supplemental Draft. The Hokies also lost Brandon Facyson and Greg Stroman to graduation.
Reynolds’ dismissal likely paves the way for prized sophomore Devon Hunter to assume starting duties. Hunter filled in during the spring and coaches raved about his growth.
Legendary defensive coordinator Bud Foster will have to earn his salary in 2018. In addition to the departures of Reynolds, Alexander, Stroman and Facyson, Tech lost Terrell and Tremaine Edmunds, as well as Tim Settle to the NFL Draft and three-year starter Andrew Motuapuaka at inside linebacker.
This is another tough blow to what has been a tumultuous offseason for the Hokies.
In his three years in Blacksburg, Reynolds played in 34 games, had 165 total tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and two interceptions. We here at Gobbler Country wish Reynolds well in his future endeavors.