Savoy, Kearny announce intentions to transfer from Hokies

BLACKSBURG, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- The late season spiral for Virginia Tech continued Sunday and Monday when two players announced decisions to transfer from Virginia Tech.

Linebacker Aundre Kearny was the first to announce his decision to transfer from the Hokies Sunday afternoon. The redshirt freshman finishes his Virginia Tech career with 10 games played, with two starts. In a loss to Boston College, Kearny recorded a career-high 18 tackles, more than half of his career total 35 stops.

Wide receiver Sean Savoy announced on Twitter Monday afternoon he too is leaving the program. Savoy caught only four passes for 35 yards over the last four games, and finished with just 18 catches for 188 yards and two touchdowns.

Savoy burst onto the scene as a true freshman last season and caught 39 passes for 454 yards and four touchdowns.

"We wish Rico and Sean nothing but the best," head coach Justin Fuente said Monday. "We have a lot invested in those young men and their future. We've been through a lot with both of them, quite honestly.

"Sometimes its hard on young players when their forced into action before they're ready," Fuente added. "I know its not indicative of our entire football team. We've got guys out there, a whole bunch of guys who are really focused on trying to do our best to send the senior class out the right way."

The players are two of five players from Virginia Tech's 2017 recruiting class to leave the school.