Trouble for Hokies
Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
The last thing Virginia Tech needed to lose this summer was another receiver.
Projected starter Zach Luckett has been suspended indefinitely, after being charged with a DUI offense, the Roanoke Times reported this morning.
Here is the school's official non-statement on it:
Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer announced Monday that redshirt sophomore receiver Zach Luckett has been suspended indefinitely from the football team due to a violation of team policy.
In making the announcement, Beamer said there would be no further comment on the situation.
Luckett, who is from Mays Landing, N.J., played in all 14 games last season, catching two passes for 15 yards and registering 15 tackles on special teams.
This news increases the odds that Beamer will start a true freshman at flanker this year. Dyrell Roberts was listed at No. 2 on the depth chart. Freshman Xavier Boyce should also compete for the job.
Ike Whitaker, a converted quarterback who has been playing well lately, and Danny Coale, who is listed as the starting split end.
This was a particularly big hit for the Hokies, considering they had already lost Brandon Dillard, who was expected to start at flanker before he ruptured his Achilles. Now, Whitaker is the only receiver left who has caught the ball in a college game.
This was reportedly Luckett's second offense.
We know from Branden Ore's situation that there is only so much Beamer will tolerate -- regardless of how desperate he is for a receiver.