It appears Albert Reid‘s college football journey will take him from one former ACC program to a current one.
Speaking to 247Sports.com, Reid confirmed to the recruiting website that he has decided to continue collegiate playing career at Virginia. Reid’s transfer from Maryland was confirmed in mid-April, becoming the first of two running backs to leave the Terps in the last month and a half.
Reid will be a graduate transfer who will have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2015. He had been granted a medical hardship waiver shortly before his decision to transfer was announced.
As Reid’s already sent in a signed grant-in-aid to UVa., the back stated that he’s “looking forward to hitting the ground running at Virginia.”
A four-star member of the Terrapins’ 2012 recruiting class, Reid was third on the team in rushing in 2013 with 294 yards. He ran for just 61 yards in 2014, and was having trouble moving up the depth chart in a crowded backfield this spring.
Reid becomes the third graduate transfer the Cavaliers have added this offseason, joining tight end Charlie Hopkins (Stanford) and wide receiver T.J. Thorpe (North Carolina).
In early February Kevin Reihner announced via Twitter that he was leaving Stanford and heading to Penn State. Three months later, that move has officially come to fruition.
In a press release, PSU announced that Reihner (pictured, No. 63) has transferred into the football program and will spend his final season of college football with the Nittany Lions. Because the offensive lineman’s a grad transfer, he’ll be eligible to play immediately in 2015.
“We are excited to have Kevin join our family,” head coach James Franklin said in a statement. “He comes to us with great experience at the collegiate level and has the opportunity to make an immediate impact for us. It’s awesome that Kevin can return home to Pennsylvania to close out his college career.”
Reihner, officially listed as a center by Stanford, played in 10 games during his time with the Cardinal, including six this past season. He was a three-star member of Stanford’s 2011 recruiting class, the first post-Jim Harbaugh class on The Farm.
Reihner becomes the fifth Cardinal lost to the graduation transfer process this offseason, joining fullback Patrick Skov, now at Georgia Tech; defensive back Wayne Lyons, who moved on to Michigan; tight end Charlie Hopkins, who left for Virginia; and running back Kelsey Young, now at Boise State.