Virginia Tech Football: 3 burning questions as spring practices begin

Here are three burning questions facing Brent Pry and his staff as spring practices start.

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Phase One is done, it’s for Phase Two to begin this spring for the Virginia Tech football team. The Hokies will take the field Friday to begin spring practices and there are a lot of questions surrounding them at different positions. This will be a good chance for the coaching staff to see where they stand with the depth charts heading into the summer and 2024 season.

Here are three position battles worth watching leading up to the Spring Game on April 13 at Lane Stadium.

How do the transfer portal players fit in?

Once again, head coach Brent Pry and his staff were busy in the transfer portal over the winter. They looked to fill some needs and added depth in some spots. Offensively, Georgia State transfer Montavious Cunningham will begin spring practices working out at both guard spots and see where things go from there. The Hokies bring back a lot of their offensive line, which is going to be key for their running game in 2024. 

Defensively, the Hokies added some defensive linemen in the portal with tackle Aeneas Peebles from Duke, Kelvin Gilliam from Oklahoma, and linebacker Sam Brumfield from Middle Tennessee State. Peebles was a very good player for Duke and he could be the transfer that makes the most impact. Brumfield will get a shot in spring practices with Keli Lawson out recovering from off-season surgery. If the pieces from the transfer portal fit in as well as the Hokies hope, they could have a better defense than anticipated.