Twenty-four hours before his team kicks off their 2023 season against Old Dominion, Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry spent his Friday night on the recruiting trail. Being on the recruiting trail is nothing new on a Friday night in the fall for a major college coach, but it’s more about how the second-year coach got to the game.
Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry takes helicopter to high school game
Pry an assistant coach Shawn Quinn decided to avoid the Friday night traffic and took a helicopter to the Salem vs. Franklin County game.
According to a report from Tim Thomas of The Tech Lunch Pail, Pry, and Quinn were at the game scouting a pair of four-star recruits in Salem linebacker Chris Cole and running back Peyton Lewis. Cole is a top-100 national recruit.
Whether or not the Hokies are able to land Cole and get him remains to be seen, but he is certainly making an effort to go all out to land him. Literally.
Cole is being heavily recruited by some of the top programs in the country. Among some of the teams that have offered him a scholarship according to Rivals.com are the University of Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Penn State, the University of Southern California, and the University of Miami. It’s no surprise that Pry would be in on one of the top linebackers in the country with his background as a defensive coordinator at Penn State under James Franklin. Now he’s battling with his former boss for Cole’s services.
Coming off of a 3-8 campaign in 2022, Pry is not leaving any stone unturned when it comes to recruiting. Cole is one of the top players in the state of Virginia and getting him to commit to Blacksburg would be a major win for Pry and the Hokies.