We have known and followed this young man since back when he was in the 8th grade, and we get the news today, that he/Hendon Hooker(Dudley High School), will be entering the Transfer Portal, and that Hendon Hooker will be leaving the Virginia Tech Hokies…
The Hokies’ starting quarterback is on his way out of Blacksburg, Virginia, and he won’t be coming back…
Could he be on his way to N.C. A&T??? He would have to share time there with his younger brother, Alston Hooker, but Hendon could come in and start for the Aggies and they could let Alston back up Hendon for a year or two, and then Alston could take over and run the Aggies for three years, after Hendon was gone/graduated…
All of the college football players have been given an extra year due to 2020…
Any way you slice it, Hendon Hooker is leaving Virginia Tech, and as of Thursday December 17, the Transfer Portal is wide open….
“Captain Hook” is signing out!!!!!
Nothing but love ?? pic.twitter.com/F4FGJJMZNA
— Hendon Hooker (@henhook2) December 17, 2020
Could Hendon Hooker finally end up at NCAT?
Hendon Hooker was Aggie Born and Aggie bred. Now that he’s back in the transfer portal, is there any room for him at NCAT?
By Steven J. Gaither with HBCU GameDay…www.hbcugameday.com…..
Hendon Hooker, an ACC quarterback with deep HBCU ties, is officially back in the transfer portal.
The former Virginia Tech quarterback announced on Thursday that he will be entering the transfer portal for the second time in two years.
“Upon December graduation I have decided to enter the transfer portal. This is one of the hardest decisions that I’ve ever had to make” Hooker wrote on Twitter. “Being a Hokie has been an unforgettable experience. To all of my brothers, I love you all like my blood.”
HENDON HOOKER HAS MULTIPLE CONNECTIONS
Hooker is the eldest son of Alan Hooker, one of the most revered quarterbacks in North Carolina A&T history. The younger Hooker grew up in Greensboro where he became a prep star at Dudley High School. After redshirting in 2017 and seeing little action in 2018, Hendon Hooker put his name in the transfer portal, leading many to hope that he may follow in his father’s footsteps.
Instead, he returned to Blacksburg, VA where he has started 15 games over the past two seasons, including seven in 2020. He compiled nearly 2,000 yards of total offense, including 620 yards on the ground. He also accounted for 18 scores, nine in the air and nine on the ground.
Hooker will likely have many options in terms of where he plays his final season of college eligibility next year. Many FBS schools would love to have a quarterback with his talents, and so would many FCS programs if he so chose. His younger brother, Alston, committed to A&T this spring. He’s a quarterback as well.
A&T enters spring 2020 football with two redshirt junior quarterbacks– Jalen Fowler and Kingsley Ifedi– along with redshirt sophomore Khalil Gilliam. Hooker would not be eligible to play until Fall 2021, however.
Remember that NCAT signed highly-touted Class of 2021 member Zach Yeager on Wednesday. So the cupboard is far from bare at quarterback. However, it’s hard to imagine NCAT or any FCS program telling a player like Hooker “no thanks” if he wants to come home. Most likely, though, he’ll find his way into the starting lineup of an FBS program that can make good use of his total package.
Virginia Tech quarterback Hendon Hooker, a Greensboro native, enters transfer portal https://t.co/pAHyTuMYQ3 pic.twitter.com/T7UD5enG6y
— FOX8 WGHP (@myfox8) December 17, 2020