Linebacker Eron Carter leaves the Hokies

Tim Sullivan, Editor
Hokie Haven

After redshirting as a true freshman last Fall, linebacker Eron Carter will never see the field as a Hokie. He has opted to end his football career - and his time at VT - to pursue track and field.

Carter, listed at 6-1, 231 pounds on the Hokies' 2016 roster, was a two-star recruit out of Palatka (Fla.) High School. He picked VT over Air Force, UCF, Western Kentucky, and several other lower-devision schools.

His departure is one of several 0 including others from the linebacker unit - this offseason. Only employing two true linebackers at a time against most opposing offenses, the Hokies still have a glut of players at the position group for this Fall, with several members of the 2017 class arriving after spring ball.

The Hokies are now operating well under the 85-scholarship maximum, but will grant the excess to deserving walk-ons, including kicker Joey Slye, wide receiver C.J. Carroll, and likely running back Steven Peoples.

Inside linebacker

2 STARS

Virginia Tech
Palatka

RR: 5.3

Ht: 6'2.0"

Wt: 210.0

Class: 2016

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

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STATE

Commitment status:

signed

Virginia Tech

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