National CFB writer has a bold prediction for Virginia Tech that should fire fans up

Brad Crawford of 247Sports had a bold prediction about the 2024 Virginia Tech football season and the College Football Playoff.
Nov 18, 2023; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Brent Pry looks on during
Nov 18, 2023; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Brent Pry looks on during / Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Several things are true about the Virginia Tech football team heading into the 2024 season. First off, they return a lot of starters on both sides of the ball. Second, a big reason why they return many players is because of the retainment they got following winning six of their last nine games, including the Military Bowl over Tulane to close out the season. Third, head coach Brent Pry added some valuable depth key pieces in the transfer portal.

Besides all of that, Virginia Tech has a very managable schedule for the upcoming season and there is no reason why the Hokies can't surpass their over/under win total of 7.5 at most betting sites. In fact, if things fall right, they could 8-1 going into what has the potential to be a massive game in November. If that's the case, then one bold prediction from a national college football writer might very well come true.

Brad Crawford predicts Virginia Tech finds a spot in CFP Top 15

Say what you will whether or not you want to believe the Virginia Tech hype train is too much or not, but the fact of the matter is the possibility is there for the Hokies to make a push for a potential postseason spot with the field expanding to 12 teams and Brad Crawford thinks they will be ranked in the Top 15 at some point.

"Heading into a mammoth contest at Clemson on Nov. 9 that will have ACC Championship implications, there's a chance the Hokies will be 8-1 and one of the league's highest-rated teams. With 21 starters back, you can see why Virginia Tech should be a contender, but even more so, schedule favorability will be paramount to this team's success. A trip to Miami on Friday, Sept. 27 is the only game against a preseason-ranked team prior to November."

Brad Crawford

Now look, could the Hokies be 8-1 at that point in their schedule? Sure as the trip to South Florida to play Miami is the most difficult until that point, but let's overlook a cross-country trip to Stanford the following week and a trip to Syracuse the week before the Tigers come to Blacksburg. Rutgers won't be an easy win at home, but if Virginia Tech is going to take the next step under Pry, then being 8-1 on Nov. 9 is almost a must and it's doable.