Former Muskegon football star announces transfer from Virginia Tech

Head football coach John Bonamego speaks during Football Media Day on Aug. 20 in the Student Activity Center.

Kalil Pimpleton, a former Virginia Tech wide receiver, announced his decision to transfer to Central Michigan University on Twitter on Dec. 16. 

Pimpleton committed to Virginia Tech after leading Muskegon High School to the MHSAA Division 3 state title game in 2016. At Virginia Tech, he played in four games and tallied one rush for four yards in 2017. 

The wide receiver will sit out the 2018 season, and have three years of eligibility left starting in 2019. 

The former three-star recruit played quarterback, running back and returned kicks at Muskegon. He was ranked and recruited as the No. 11 player in the state. He was the only top-13 player to commit to a school out of Michigan. 

“Kalil was on our radar when he was in Muskegon,” Bonamego said in a press release. “He’s a competitor and an outstanding athlete, and we’re looking forward to working with Kalil to help him reach his full potential.”

Pimpleton was named co-Associated Press Player of the Year in Division 3-4 as a high school senior.