Colorado transfer RB that visited Virginia Tech makes decision on his future

Alton McCaskill, who visited Virginia Tech, committed to Arizona State Thursday.
Dec 4, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Houston Cougars running back Alton McCaskill (22) runs with the
Dec 4, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Houston Cougars running back Alton McCaskill (22) runs with the / Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry still has some needs to address with the transfer portal before the 2024 season begins. He has already got one commitment from UCLA quarterback Collin Schlee to battle Pop Watson to be Kyron Drones backup.

Pry and his staff have hosted a number of transfer for visits and one of those players was Colorado running back Alton McCaskill. A talented back that started his career at the University of Houston, McCaskill didn't get much of a chance with the Buffaloes under Dieon Sanders is looking for a fresh start next season, it just won't be in Blacksburg.

Alton McCaskill commits to Arizona State

McCaskill, whom Virginia Tech expressed a lot of interest in and hosted, reportedly told Pete Thamel of ESPN that he has committed to Arizona State, a school he visited before committing to Colorado.

McCaskill rushed for 961 yards at Houston in 2021 on 189 carries and 16 touchdowns, while catching 21 passes for 113 receiving yards and pair of touchdowns. Last season at Colorado, he had just 14 carries for 59 yards.

As far as Virginia Tech goes, McCaskill would have been a nice addition to the running back group along with Bhayshul Tuten and Malachi Thomas. If there was one thing we learned from the Spring Game back on April 13, it's that there is more depth than originally thought there and that there will be some interesting battles when camp starts.

With a quarterback already committed, another offensive lineman would be an addition that Pry could look to make, and a defensive back. Virginia Tech has shown interest in Alabama defensive lineman Khurtiss Perry who would really solidify the defensive line for defensive coordinator Chris Marve.

Despite not getting McCaskill, Virginia Tech should feel good where with their running back situation going into the 2024 season.