Brent Pry’s take on Kyron Drones off-season should fire up Virginia Tech fans more for 2024

Brent Pry loves is quarterback's offseason so far.
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It’s no secret that the Virginia Tech football team started to have success on offense. It was when Kyron Drones replaced the injured Grant Wells in Week 3 at Rutgers. Let’s not forget the fact that it took Drones two weeks against Rutgers and Marshall to get comfortable running the offense and it took offensive coordinator Tyler Bowen a couple of weeks to figure out what works best, but once it did, the results speak for themselves.

Following the Hokies 55-17 rout of Virginia on Thanksgiving Weekend that made Virginia bowl-eligible at 6-6, that waiting game began as to whether or not the Baylor transfer would return for another season in Blacksburg to move on. He announced in December that he was returning for the 2024 season and so did four wide receivers who played a big part in the success of the Hokies going 5-3 late in the season and qualifying for a bowl game.

Brent Pry loves Kyron Drones off-season so far

Third-year head coach Brent Pry spoke with the media ahead of spring practices that begin this week and he touched on several topics, including Drones and the work he has done so far this offseason with his receiving core.

"To see what Kyron has done with that wide receiver group, that's where it needs to be. I think the reps that you get there and the timing and trust, it's invaluable."

Brent Pry on Kyron Drones

It’s not surprising to see Drones doing that. A recent video released had him working out in Miami with Hurricanes quarterback Cam Ward and Colorado QB Shedeur Sanders. Virginia Tech wide receivers Da’Quan Felton and Ali Jennings also attended the workouts.

What can be a difference-maker this season for the Hokies is the work that Drones can put in with his receivers and there is no shortage of talent on the core. Jaylin Lane, Jennings, Stephen Gosnell, and Felton are a core that gives Bowen, Pry, and Drones plenty of options. The wild card is Jennings as he played in just five quarters through the first two weeks last season before suffering a season-ending injury against Purdue. The returns through Week 1 against his former team Old Dominion were good and very promising.

Virginia Tech returns 96% of their offensive production in 2024 and bigger things are expected, especially with Drones taking the leadership role and working with his receivers this offseason.