McGee will be tough to replace for UVa

April, 25, 2014
Apr 25
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This was a surprise, and it had to be a punch in the gut to Virginia coach Mike London, who began recruiting prized tight end Jake McGee when London was still head coach at Richmond.

McGee, the Cavaliers' leading pass catcher in 2013, will transfer following his graduation in May, the school announced Friday. McGee led the Cavaliers in receiving last year with 43 catches and 395 yards. This spring, he moved to more of a hybrid wide receiver-tight end position to best utilize his athletic ability.

According to CavsCorner.com, McGee didn't like the move.

McGee told CavsCorner.com that he’s “got to be in an offense that’s better fitted for my skill set,” one that will allow him to play tight end “in a more traditional way.”

This is really unfortunate for Virginia, which finally started to see some progress this spring from the wide receivers and liked what it saw from McGee at the position. After last year's 2-10 season, the Hoos need all the help they can get. It's not as if Virginia doesn't have talent and depth at both positions, but McGee is a proven veteran who seemed to be at his best when it mattered most.

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