Former Coastal Carolina offensive lineman Brock Hoffman is scheduled to transfer from the Chanticleers to Virginia Tech after spring semester to be closer to his mother, who recently had a brain tumor removed. It turns out that he may have to wait until 2020 to play for the Hokies, though.
Hoffman announced on his Twitter page that the NCAA denied his waiver for immediate eligibility and will force him to sit out the 2019 season before the clock starts on his final two years.
He states in the Twitter post that the reasons which contributed to the waiver being denied were the fact that Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus is five miles outside the 100-mile radius from his native Statesville, North Carolina, and that his mother's condition has improved since his days at Coastal Carolina — this despite what he says is partial facial paralysis, hearing loss and eye sight loss. Hoffman is appealing the NCAA's decision.