Virginia will be without its leading receiver next season, as the school announced Friday that tight end Jake McGee was transferring out of the program.
"I want to thank Jake for his contributions to the Virginia program and wish him the best," said Virginia coach Mike London in a release. "When I came to UVa, he was one of the first players we recruited because he had committed to play for me at Richmond. I am very proud of the fact he will graduate from the University this spring. I hope he finds a program that fits his desires for his final season as a college player.”
McGee is on schedule to graduate from Virginia in May, which means he would not have to sit out a season before being eligible to play this fall.
"I am very thankful for my time at UVa and I will always consider myself a Wahoo," said McGee. "I have tremendous respect for Coach London and this football team, but I have decided to pursue my future career elsewhere. This is a personal decision and in no way should reflect on this team or it's coaches. I want to thank my teammates, coaches, and especially the Wahoo fans for the endless support. Go Hoos."
There is no word on where McGee, who is from Richmond, Va., plans to transfer.
McGee led the Cavaliers with 43 catches for 395 yards and two touchdowns last season. He has 71 catches for 769 yards and seven touchdowns in his career.