If there is one area that Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry and his staff have been good at getting talent to commit, it’s been through the transfer portal. This was evident this season on the offensive side of the ball with quarterback Kyron Drones, running back Bhayshul Tuten, and wide receivers Jaylin Lane, and Da’Quan Felton. On the defensive side, Antwaun Powell-Ryland came in and recorded 9.5 sacks which is a big reason why the Hokies' defense had a turnaround over the final eight weeks.
In December, Pry and his staff once again dipped into the transfer portal and this time there were some big additions on both sides of the ball, but more on the defensive side. The transfers are going to step in and contribute in 2024 and should be a big part of what Virginia Tech is hoping to accomplish. With that said, here are the three biggest transfer additions by the Hokies this offseason.
Montavious Cunningham, OL
Virginia Tech returns most of its offensive players including along the line, but getting Georgia State transfer Montavious Cunningham is going to be a nice addition in protecting Drones and opening holes for Tuten and the running game.
Through the first four weeks of 2023, the line struggled with pass protection, often having it break down, and opening holes for the running backs. Once ACC play began, things got much better and they finished off the season on a high note against Tulane in the Military Bowl in the rain where Tuten and Drones ran all over the Green Wave defense. Cunningham, a right tackle at Georgia State that played in 11 games in 2023, is 6-foot-4 and 315 pounds and played 743 snaps and only allowed two sacks for the Panthers.