Virginia Tech football expected to host coveted Arkansas OL in the transfer portal

Virginia Tech can bolster their offensive line for next season with an Arkansas player in the transfer portal.
Oct 7, 2023; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks offensive linemen Andrew Chamblee (72)
Oct 7, 2023; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks offensive linemen Andrew Chamblee (72) / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Get ready as the next round of silly season will begin for college football. The spring transfer portal is set to open up this week and there are going to a number of players entering the portal to find a new home.

Virginia Tech head coach Brent Pry had a successful transfer portal over the winter landing some key additions on defense in linemen Aeneas Peebles from Duke, Kelvin Gilliam from Oklahoma, and Iowa Western Community College's Kemari Copeland, who had an interception in Saturday's Spring Game at Lane Stadium.

On the offensive side, the Hokies landed Georgia State transfer Monntavious Cunningham and he has been working at both tackle and guard this spring, but he is expected to see a lot of time in the fall. If there is one area that Pry and his staff could use an addition or two this spring, it's another offensive lineman and they are reportedly getting an opportunity to host one.

Virginia Tech reportedly going to host coveted Arkansas transfer

Pete Thamel of ESPN reported that Arkansas transfer Andrew Chamblee is going to schedule some visits once the portal officially opens and one of the schools Thamel mentioned was Virginia Tech. Other schools reportedly interested were Colorado, UCLA, and Kansas State. Expect Florida State, SMU, and Kansas among other schools that will make a push for him.

A former four-star recruit, Chamblee spent the last two seasons with the Razorbacks and played in eight games in 2023 playing 405 snaps and having a 40.9 pass-blocking grade, which in the SEC is not too bad.

Chamblee can't land in the SEC as per conference rules don't allow him to transfer within the league, something that likely would have happened with expansion and the number of good teams the SEC has. This could actually be a good thing for Virginia Tech.