After missing the spring at Virginia Tech, defensive end Houshun Gaines has returned to the Hokies updated roster, which was released in the 2017 Media Guide on Wednesday.
Gaines missed the spring season due to academic reasons, as first reported in March by Andy Bitter. His return to the program quickly adds depth to a thin position group that saw both starters, Trevon Hill and Vincent Mihota, on the sidelines this spring as they recovered from shoulder injuries.
In Gaines absence this spring, linebacker Emmanuel Belmar and tight end Xavier Burke moved to the defensive end position this spring.
Belmar is currently listed as a defensive end on the updated roster while Burke shows defensive line.
Gaines, a North Carolina native, is now listed at 248-pounds.
Houshun Gaines is back on the roster
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