published Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Former Bulldog Benedict heading to Virginia Tech

Former University of Georgia redshirt freshman guard Brent Benedict announced Monday that he will transfer to play football at Virginia Tech.

Benedict left the Bulldogs late last month for personal reasons, according to Georgia coach Mark Richt. He visited Blacksburg last Friday and informed Hokies coach Frank Beamer of his intentions Monday.

The 6-foot-5, 312-pounder from Jacksonville exited spring practice in Athens as the No. 2 right guard behind Chris Burnette. He will have to sit out this season due to NCAA transfer rules and will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Benedict spent last season recovering from a major knee injury he suffered as a senior at The Bolles School. While running down the field to celebrate a touchdown, he tore his ACL, PCL and meniscus.

Despite that setback, Benedict was rated by as the No. 12 tackle and No. 76 overall prospect nationally in the 2010 class.

about David Paschall...

David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...

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