In December, the Virginia Tech football team hit it big in the transfer portal on both offense and defense. Offensively, they got a commitment from Georgia State lineman Montavious Cunningham for 2024.
There were many suitors for Cunningham, but in the end, he picked the Hokies and he explained what was the deciding factor for him to come to Blacksburg.
Montavious Cunningham revealed who was on his visit and what made his decision easy
Cunningham revealed to Kolby Crawford of VTScoop247 that quarterback Kyron Drones was on his visit and after hanging out with the Baylor transfer, it was an easy decision for the 6-foot-3, 305-pound lineman from Georgia.
It is not surprising that Drones was in on the meeting, especially with a potential offensive lineman and why wouldn't Cunningham want to come to Virginia Tech next season? Not only is Drones a dynamic duel-threat QB, but Bhayshul Tuten has emerged as a game-changing back. Let's not forget the wide receivers that are coming back, as well as incoming freshman Chanz Wiggins and tight end Nick Gallo also coming back.
As the 2023 season went along, the Hokies offensive line got better and it played a huge role in the running game and passing game. As good as the line played, it was important that head coach Brent Pry get a transfer or two to come in next season and solidify the blocking for Drones.
A lot of the conversation this season about the transfer additions has been on the defensive side of the ball and rightfully so with interior defensive linemen, along with linebacker Sam Brumfield only make Virginia Tech's front and second level that much better and a group that is going to very tough to move the ball on next season. Cunningham, however, was won over by his future quarterback and is ready to go to war for him in 2024.