It sounds like one of Maryland’s transfer additions this offseason will have the opportunity to step on the field for the 2019 season.
Thursday morning, InsideMDSports.com reported that former Virginia Tech wide receiver Sean Savoy has been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA. He decided to leave the Hokies in November and committed to finish his career at Maryland.
Savoy was expected to have to sit out the 2019 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but his appeal was reportedly granted. He will be making the switch from wide receiver to defensive back and could make an immediate impact on the defensive side of the ball for the Terrapins this fall.
Savoy spent his first two years at Virginia Tech, appearing in 21 career games. He had a tremendous freshman season in 2017, totaling 39 receptions for 454 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games. Last year, however, Savoy saw a dip in his production, making just 18 catches for 188 yards and two scores.
The former receiver isn’t the only former Hokies star to decide to leave Blacksburg for College Park. Savoy’s former teammate, quarterback Josh Jackson, also committed to the Terrapins this offseason. He’s expected to compete for the starting job under center this fall.
Maryland is coming off a 5-7 season and is under leadership with Mike Locksley taking over as head coach.