Virginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall alluded on Saturday to the possibility of adding a graduate transfer or two before the season. On Monday, his words came true.
Former Richmond wide receiver Dejon Brissett announced on his Instagram page that he will transfer to Virginia. The news came just a little more than a month after he posted on the same account that he was heading to Illinois.
Brissett, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound native of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, was known as a deep threat during his career at Richmond. He averaged 14.9 yards per catch as a Spider and finished his career in Richmond with 86 catches for 1,282 yards and nine touchdowns.
As a junior, he posted career highs in receptions (63), yards (896) and touchdowns (9). As a senior, he only saw action in three games due to an ankle injury, and he was on a tear when he got hurt. Against Fordham, he posted four catches for 178 yards and a touchdown and followed that with nine grabs for 104 yards against St. Francis. In last season’s opener at Virginia, he was limited to three catches for 22 yards.
Brissett joins a group of receivers led by senior Hasise Dubois, who has 76 career catches for 796 yards and six touchdowns, and fellow fourth-year Joe Reed, who 52 has career receptions for 786 yards and nine touchdowns.