Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry has had a good last couple of weeks in terms of getting some of his key players from this season's team to return to Blacksburg in 2024. Add in four transfers that are going to come right in next season and make an immediate impact, the future certainly looks very bright for the Hokies.
Wednesday is the Early National Signing Period Day and Pry and his staff are hitting it big with future recruits officially putting ink to paper to become a Virginia Tech Hokie. Here is a tracker of signings that are happening today in Blacksburg. The rankings are according to 247 Sports.
Four-star linebacker Gabriel Williams has been dropping messages on social media leading into signing day, so it should come as no surprise that the four-star linebacker from Maryland was one of the first signings for Pry. He is one of the top linebackers in the Class of 2024 and will make the defense much better at stopping the run and getting to the quarterback.
Four-star defensive lineman Gerard Johnson is one of the big names coming into Blacksburg to a defensive line that got two additions in the transfer portal earlier this week. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Johnson is a highly-ranked lineman out of Virginia.
Three-star offensive lineman Aidan Lynch is the No. 14 lineman, according to 247 Sports, out of New Jersey and he has good size at 6-foot-7 and 275 pounds. The offensive line had their good moments this season and their not-so-good moments, but Lynch is a high-touted player to add by Pry.
Aeneas Peebles gave his verbal commitment Monday and Wednesday, the former Duke defensive lineman officially signed with Virginia Tech. Teaming up with Josh Fuga and Antwaun Powell-Ryland, the Hokies defensive line is going to be a very good group next season.
Another offensive lineman, Tommy Ricard out of Ohio, gave his commitment in May and signed Wednesday. If there is one area that Pry and his staff focused on is along the offensive line and the 6-foot-4, 275-pound Ricard has the potential to be a good one.
Defensive back Joshua Clarke is staying in Virginia and the three-star and No. 14 ranked player out of Alexandria is 6-foot-1 and will be joining a talented secondary room at Virginia Tech.
Emmett Laws is a three-star defensive lineman out of Maryland powerhouse DeMatha Catholic and the 22nd-ranked offensive lineman out of his home state. The 6-foot-0, 286-pound Laws is another key addition to the trenches in Blacksburg.
Andrew Hanchuk is the second player from Ohio to commit to Virginia Tech and the Cleveland native comes to Pry as a three-star defensive lineman. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Hanchuck is the 59th-ranked defensive lineman in Ohio.
Quarterback Davi Belfort is a four-star quarterback in the Class of 2024 out of Florida and the 5-foot-11, 185-pound signal caller put up some crazy stats as a senior where he threw for over 3,000 yards and 34 touchdowns.
Wide receiver Chanz Wiggins is a three-star out of King George and is the 10th-ranked wideout from Virginia.
Running back Tyler Mason out of North Carolina is a three-star running back and the 6-foot-0, 195-pound back is the 20th-ranked RB in North Carolina.
Three-star defensive back Noah Jenkins out of Highland Springs is a 6-foot-2 player that like Ckarke is going to join a talented and deep DB room in Blacksburg.
Wide receiver and Virginia Beach native Keylen Adams is a four-star wide-out who is the fifth-ranked player in the state of Virginia. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Adams is added to a deep wide receiver class.
Quentin Reddish is a three-star defensive back who is the 16th-ranked DB out of North Carolina. The Charlotte native is 6-foot-3 and 185 pounds and had an impressive high school career.
Virginia Tech is quickly adding pieces to what is going to be a very good defensive line and Deric Dandy is a three-star out of Mount Airy, North Carolina.
The first of two offensive linemen added late Wednesday morning, Web Davidson is 6-foot-6 and 291 pounds from Georgia.
Last week, Georgia State transfer Montavious Cunningham, who is also from Georgia committed to Virginia Tech and is one of better transfer portal pickups along the line.
Linebackers is a need for 2024 and Monday, Middle Tennessee State transfer Sam Brumfield committed to the Hokies and officially signed Wednesday.
The fourth transfer portal player to sign is Iowa Western Community College transfer Kemari Copeland who will slide right into the defensive line next fall.