"I am very thankful for my time at UVa and I will always consider myself a Wahoo," said McGee in a statement. "I have tremendous respect for Coach (Mike) London and this football team, but I have decided to pursue my future career elsewhere. This is a personal decision and in no way should reflect on this team or it's coaches. I want to thank my teammates, coaches, and especially the Wahoo fans for the endless support. Go Hoos."
The 6-foot-6, 250 pounder led UVa in receiving last season with 43 catches for 396 yards. It was clear throughout most of spring practices that the Wahoos were planning on using McGee in an expanded role in the slot, more as a H-back this season.
"I want to thank Jake for his contributions to the Virginia program and wish him the best," said Mike London about McGee's departure. "When I came to UVa, he was one of the first players we recruited because he had committed to play for me at Richmond. I am very proud of the fact he will graduate from the University this spring. I hope he finds a program that fits his desires for his final season as a college player."
McGee was a graduate of the Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia. He will be immediately eligible at any school he decides to transfer too, since he would have completed his undergraduate degree.