When Virginia Tech point guard Devin Wilson announced his intention to try football this spring, many weren't sure how he would handle the transition from the court to the gridiron.
Well, it's not even June yet and the 6-foot-4-inch junior is already making ridiculous plays in practice, including this one-handed reception over a defender in the endzone.
Wilson, who started 67 games for the Hokies at point guard over the past three seasons, will still play basketball in the winter. During his career on the court for the Hokies, Wilson averaged 5.9 points, 3.7 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game.
Wilson does have experience playing football. At Montour High School in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, Wilson caught 230 passes for 3,200 yards and 41 touchdowns.
“Devin is a terrific athlete who really wants to compete for both programs,” head football coach Justin Fuente said in a school release. “(Head basketball) Coach (Buzz) Williams and I both believe that Devin can balance his academic workload with the demands of both sports. We’re anxious to see Devin continue to develop his skills at receiver and are hopeful that he can help us this season before returning to the basketball court upon the completion of our season.”
Fuente officially award Wilson a roster spot and his basketball scholarship will be transferred to the football program, per NCAA rules.