Virginia Tech 2024 ACC opponent picks up Kyle McCord in the transfer portal

Syracuse got a huge addition on Sunday in the transfer portal when former Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord announced he's going to play in Western New York in 2024.
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So far this month, the news in regards to Virginia Tech players returning to Blacksburg for the 2024 season has been very promising. In the transfer portal, they have had one commitment from an offensive lineman.

So far Hokies' head coach Brent Pry has quarterback Kyron Drones coming back, along with running back Bhayshul Tuten and four wide receivers, Ali Jennings, Da'Quan Felton, Stephen Gosnell, and Jaylin Lane. On the defensive side of the ball, Virginia Tech has Antwaun Powell-Ryland and Josh Fuga coming back along the line, while Mansoor Delane and Dorian Strong are coming back in the secondary.

As it turns out, the Hokies are going to need those key defensive players back after an ACC opponent made a big splash in the transfer portal Sunday.

Former Ohio State QB Kyle McCord commits to Syracuse

Syracuse, who the Hokies will visit in 2024, picked up former Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord in the transfer portal. The rumored commitment gives the Orange a big-time QB going into next season.

McCord went 11-1 for the Buckeyes and he has one year remaining for the Orange. This season for Ohio State, he threw for 3,170 yards, 24 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He will replace the outgoing Garrett Schrader, who was injured in Syracuse's loss in Blacksburg this season in late October.

This makes the game at the JMA Wireless Dome next fall in Western New York that much tougher for the Hokies, however, with the announements of several key defensive players returning, Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Chris Marve will have options to defend the Orange offense that will be throwing the ball a lot more under new leadership.

The ACC is going to be tougher in 2024, but with the skilled position players Virginia Tech has coming back, they should be in the mix all season long.