University of Virginia senior tight end Jake McGee will transfer after he graduates next month and will not play his final season of eligibility at UVa. Its a significant setback for the program.
McGee led Virginia in receiving last year with 43 catches for 396 yards. He has seven career touchdowns and 769 yards receiving in his three seasons at Virginia.
McGee says, "I am very thankful for my time at UVa and I will always consider myself a Wahoo. 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."
Coach Mike London says, "I want to thank Jake for his contributions to the Virginia program and wish him the best," London said on the news of McGee's plans to transfer. "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."
Earlier this month, London named McGee to his leadership council for the upcoming 2014 season.