Texas A&M has already landed a transfer at quarterback in Oklahoma defector Trevor Knight. Now the Aggies have another transfer to catch his passes.
Virginia Tech tight end Kalvin Cline announced Sunday afternoon that he would be playing out his remaining two seasons of eligibility in College Station, giving coach Kevin Sumlin and new offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone another receiving threat that could help spark a unit that sputtered in 2015.
“Couldn’t be more thankful for my time at Virginia Tech. It’s been an amazing 3 years and Hokie Nation has a special place in my heart,” Cline wrote in an Instagram post. “It was truly an honor to play for a legend like Frank Beamer and I wish nothing but the best for my teammates this up coming season. But after I graduate in May I will be finishing my last 2 years of eligibility at Texas A&M. Can’t wait to do big things at College station and see the 12th man light up the stadium! Gig’em Aggies!!”
Kline, listed at 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, caught 26 passes for 321 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a true freshman in 2013. His next season was hampered by an injury, and he wound up playing sparingly this past year, as well.
Kline played two years under current Aggies receivers coach Aaron Moorehead, who held the same position with the Hokies from 2013-14.
Traditional tight ends are rarely used as pass-catching options in Sumlin’s spread offense, so it is possible that the Aggies will use him in a hybrid role.
Desperately-needed addition for Aggie offense. 300-plus receiving yards as a freshman https://t.co/DZxebaGi8e
— Billy Liucci (@billyliucci) February 28, 2016