Oct 12, 2013; College Park, MD, USA; Virginia Cavaliers tight end Jake McGee (83) reacts after his second quarter touchdown catch against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Football: Leading receiver Jake McGee to transfer from Cavaliers


The Virginia Cavaliers got some rather disheartening news on Friday as they learned that the team’s leading receiver from last season, tight end Jake McGee, will be transferring out of the program and will be eligible to play elsewhere immediately according to a statement released from the school.

“I want to thank Jake for his contributions to the Virginia program and wish him the best,” Virginia head coach Mike London said in a statement released by the university Friday afternoon. “When I came to UVa, he was one of the first players we recruited because he had committed to play for me at Richmond. I am very proud of the fact he will graduate from the University this spring. I hope he finds a program that fits his desires for his final season as a college player.”

McGee only compiled a total of 395 yards on the season which was still good for tops on the team in what was a very down year for the Virginia program last season.

Also, McGee released a brief statement about his departure.

“I am very thankful for my time at UVa and I will always consider myself a Wahoo,” McGee said in a statement shared by the university. “I have tremendous respect for Coach London and this football team, but I have decided to pursue my future career elsewhere. This is a personal decision and in no way should reflect on this team or its coaches.”

As of this time, there are no rumored top schools where McGee could land.

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