In what was always an annual event with Coach Greenberg and now is spilling into JJ’s tenure, transfer rumors are out there in terms of a Hokie potentially leaving the ‘Burg. This player*** has been rumored to be considering leaving since back in January, so this is nothing new but talk about it has heated up again. I have no inside info so I cannot confirm or deny it, we’ll all just have to wait it out and see.
I will say this — I have seen guys who I knew were transferring before. They start mailing it in towards the end of the season. One case in point is Hank Thorns — his last game as a Hokie was against baylor in the NIT. He was the absolute last player out for the shootaround and warm-ups, and the first back in the locker room. This player, though, played his tail off the last month of the season. So either he a) hadn’t decided (despite the earlier rumors), b) was ‘auditioning’ for new suitors, or c) that’s just his way. Personally, I don’t think he didn’t play like someone on his way out (think about your work ethic when you know you are leaving a job), so I’m not convinced it is going to happen.
For now, we just have to wait and see.
***My policy is to not name names until it is fact, which I know annoys many of you, but I’d rather put it out there than just pretend like nothing is going on. And many of you probably know, or could easily find out, whom I’m referring to.