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Report: C.J. Barksdale to leave Virginia Tech program


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Virginia Tech has lost a fifth member of last season’s team.

C.J. Barksdale will not return to the Hokies next season, according to a report from the Washington Post on Thursday morning.

Forwards Trevor Thompson, Maurice Kirby and Marshall Wood and guard Ben Emegolou have already left the program this offseason, leaving just five scholarship players returning.

Buzz Williams has done a fine job turning over the roster, however. He’s added four freshmen in the class of 2014 as well as a handful of transfers, and with a pair of scholarships still available in 2014-2015, he may not be done yet. Andrew White, a former Kansas wing, is a native of Richmond, Va., and reportedly on Virginia Tech’s wishlist.