Virginia Tech bolsters defense with Miami defensive back in the transfer portal

The Hokies add one final piece from the transfer portal, DB Kaleb Spencer from Miami.
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Earlier this week, Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry added depth to the defensive for coordinator Chris Marve with the addition of Alabama transfer Khurtiss Perry. With one more open roster spot for the 2024 season, the Hokies filled it Saturday night by adding another piece to Marve's unit.

Virginia Tech gets a commitment from Miami's Kaleb Spencer in the transfer portal

Talk about adding depth to a unit through the transfer portal. Miami's Kaleb Spencer committed to the Hokies Saturday night to complete the roster for the fall in Blacksburg. Last season, Spencer played in 11 games for the Hurricanes as a true freshman, mostly on Miami's special teams unit and he has also logged some time at linebacker.T

Once practices begin in the summer, Spencer, who is from Colonial Heights, Virginia, will join a unit that includes returners Mansoor Delane, Dorian Strong, and Jalen Stroman, while younger players Mose Phillips and Jaylen Jones will also be in the mix in the secondary.

Spencer is the seventh transfer that Pry has added and five have been on the defensive side of the ball for Marve. He joins linemen Aeneas Peebles (Duke), Kelvin Gilliam (Oklahoma), Sam Brumfield (Middle Tennessee State), and Perry. On the offensive side, quarterback Collin Schlee from UCLA and lineman Montavious Cunningham from Georgia State will join a talented offensive unit.

Virginia Tech already had one of the deeper depth charts returning in the ACC and they got even deeper with the seven players that have been brought in through the portal. There should be no shortage of options on both sides of the ball in the fall for both Marve and offensive coordinator Tyler Bowen. Pry continues to do some serious work in the portal for the upcoming season.