In July, the Virginia Tech football team got a massive win on the recruiting trail when three-star quarterback Kelden Ryan committed to the Hokies. The 2025 commit has a tremendous arm and is poised for some big things this season.
In his season opener for All Saints Episcopal in Fort Worth, Texas, he put on a show with his arm.
Virginia Tech commit Kelden Ryan shows off an impressive arm
In a 55-7 victory over Nolan Catholic, the junior showed off his ability to shift around the pocket and make pin-point throws. Even if a play is broken like the one below, he’s still able to move and drop in a perfect pass.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder put in a night’s worth of work in just one half against Nolan Catholic. In the first half, his team put up 41 points and he was a ho-hum 8-for-9 for 195 yards. There is certainly a lot to be excited for and the future with Ryan under center in Blacksburg.
Being able to get Ryan to commit to the Hokies is a major win for second-year coach Brent Pry. Ryan visited Virginia Tech this summer and things went so well that he didn’t waste any time in committing. When he made his decision, he spoke about the fit with the offense and the coaching staff as a big reason for him to commit so quickly.
“For me, I just felt like the fit with the offense and the coaching staff was right for me,” Ryan said. “They treated me like family from the day I stepped on campus and I really appreciated that. The vibe I got was different than any other visit.”
It’s going to be a couple of seasons before Ryan steps on campus and can play for Pry, but the early returns in 2023 are nothing short of promising. He is expected back in Blacksburg for a Hokies game at some point this season to get the full Lane Stadium gameday experience.