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The former Patrick Henry player has decided to leave the University of Richmond after two seasons.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
You can add another name to the line of succession behind Virginia Tech place-kicker Cody Journell, who will be a fifth-year senior this fall.
Remington Hinshaw, a two-sport standout at Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke, is transferring to Tech after two seasons at Richmond.
Hinshaw was 17 of 26 on field goals in two seasons at Richmond, including 15 of 22 in 2012, when he set school records for field goals in a game (four) and most kicking points in a game (17 against VMI).
Hinshaw will be a junior in eligibility when he becomes eligible for the Hokies in 2014.
“I’m not going to lie,” Hinshaw said of the likely kicking vacancy following this season. “The situation couldn’t be more perfect for me. Going into the spring, I’ll have just as much opportunity for that spot as anybody.”
Finances were a big part of his decision.
“When Latrell Scott was the head coach at Richmond, he recruited me as a preferred walk-on and told me, once I became the starter, I would be put on full ride,” Henshaw said.
However, Scott was dismissed prior to the opening game of the 2011 season, with Wayne Lineburg taking over as interim coach. At the end of the season, Richmond hired Danny Rocco as head coach.
“He told me that his system for kickers worked differently and they could only offer me a scholarship for my senior year,” Henshaw said. “I didn’t hold it against him. He respected my decision.”
Henshaw said he will be saving a “ton” of money because he will be paying in-state tuition at Tech, compared to private-school tuition at Richmond. Had he not been accepted at Tech, he says he would have taken out loans and stayed at UR.
“My dad went to Virginia Tech,” Henshaw said. “Since I was 4 until my senior year in high school, we went to almost every home game. We had season tickets. I’ve been a die-hard Virginia Tech fan my entire life.
“It was such a dream when I found out I’d have a chance to play there.”
Hansen was named team rookie of the year in 2011. He, too, will have two seasons of eligibility at Tech, starting with the 2014 season.
Volleyball player Mairin Guilfoyle, named first-team All-Timesland after leading Roanoke Catholic to its second straight state title, has decided to play collegiately at the University of Dallas, one of the nation’s top-rated Jesuit institutions. The Dallas volleyball team, which competes at the Division III level, set a school record with 26 wins this past fall.
Brandon Reed, who started 43 games the past two seasons for the Georgia Tech men’s basketball team, has elected to spend his final season of college eligibility at Arkansas State, where he started his college career in 2009-2010, when he was named Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year.
In fact, Reed will be rejoining the same coach, John Brady, who recruited him to Arkansas State and coached him as a freshman. Reed, who will have instant eligibility at Arkansas State because he has graduated from Georgia Tech, saw his playing time drop from 25.7 minutes per game at Georgia Tech in 2011-2012 to 16.6 last year.
Georgia Tech is the new home of Robert Sampson, the 6-8 son of Ralph Sampson, a former Virginia star and three-time national player of the year. Robert Sampson will sit out the 2013- 14 season after transferring from East Carolina, where he started 31 games as a junior and averaged 9.1 points and 9.2 rebounds. He also blocked 60 shots.
Justin King, a 2007 Northside graduate who was an offensive lineman under Jim Hickam and Burt Torrence, has accepted a position as an offensive graduate assistant at Virginia Tech, where he previously worked in academic advising. Other Tech grad assistants include former Hokie players Greg Nosal and James Hopper, as well as ex-Auburn center Ryan Pugh.
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