Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry and his staff got their first official commitment in the transfer portal for 2024 and it is a huge addition. Offensive lineman Montavious Cunningham committed to the Hokies on Thursday and he has two years of eligibility remaining. He chose Virginia Tech over Texas Tech.
Cunningham comes to Blacksburg from Georgia State and the 6-foot-3, 305-pound tackle has been a big piece for the Panthers offensive line. In two years, he has allowed just five sacks on over 900 snaps and he is a versatile player that can play anywhere on the line where he’s needed.
Montavious Cunningham is exactly what the Hokies need
Despite the success of the offense over the final eight weeks of the season in ACC play, one thing has been clear since the transfer portal opened, Virginia Tech’s priority has been linemen on both sides of the ball, but there seems to be an urgency on the offensive side.
Cunningham will slide right into the starting lineup next season for Pry and he will be doing so by protecting quarterback Kyron Drones and giving him to find his plethora of receivers who recently announced they were coming back in Ali Jennings, Da’Quan Felton, Stephen Gosnell, and Jaylin Lane.
In their five ACC wins against Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Boston College, and Virginia, the Hokies' offensive line dictated play creating huge holes for their running backs and giving Drones time to make plays with his feet and arm.
With the top four receivers back for next season along with Drones, the addition of Cunningham is a start in what Pry hopes to add another lineman in the transfer portal. So far, things are falling into place offensively for Virginia Tech looking ahead to 2024.