National CFB writer thinks Virginia Tech has multiple spring transfer portal needs

One writer thinks the Hokies transfer portal needs this spring.
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Once again, the transfer portal is about to get busy. The spring transfer portal opens April 15 and there are going to be plenty of players entering the portal. Spring practices and Spring Games are slowly coming to an end and coaches will be evaluating their depth charts for next season. 

One of those keeping track of their depth chart is Virginia Tech coach Brent Pry and his staff. Needs that can be addressed in the transfer portal are not as big as once thought, thanks in large part to a lot of retainment from last season’s roster, as well as work that was done in the portal over the winter. One national college football writer, Chris Hummer of 247Sports, listed what he believes teams need and his list for the Hokies was the largest number of all ACC schools except for Miami.

Chris Hummer releases Virginia Tech’s transfer portal needs

Hummer listed Pry and the Hokies as needing an offensive lineman, linebacker, and safety. Two were addressed in December when offensive lineman Montavious Cunningham came to Virginia Tech from Georgia State. Linebacker Sam Brumfield committed to Pry from Middle Tennessee State. Safety is a position of need.

This doesn’t mean that Virginia Tech or any other school will actually go out and address these needs in the portal or just go with what they currently have, however, that doesn’t mean that Pry and his staff won’t be monitoring the transfer portal. 

Players have until April 30 to enter the portal, but that doesn’t mean they have to commit by then. They can commit whenever they want to be eligible for next season. Injuries from spring camp can change a team's direction and needs, but college football’s version of free agency is about to go back into silly season next week.