Virginia Tech Football: It was an extremely quiet National Signing Day for the Hokies

It was a quiet Wednesday in Blacksburg.
Nov 4, 2023; Louisville, Kentucky, USA;  Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Brent Pry watches from the
Nov 4, 2023; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Brent Pry watches from the / Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday was National Signing Day and as far as the Virginia Tech football team is concerned, it was a quiet day. Why? That’s because the Early Signing Period in December took a lot of the steam out of this day in Blacksburg, along with the transfer portal happenings that month made it a slow day in terms of news around the Hokies.

In the overall big picture, Early Signing Day has become, "THE Signing Day" and taking a lot of the excitement out of February. Back in the day, this day in February used to be special and there was wall-to-wall coverage on multiple platforms on the ESPN Network, not to mention social media as well. It just doesn’t matter anymore in February.

How can we get it back to being a big deal in February? The easy way is to eliminate the Early Signing Period, as well as pushing the transfer portal back until after the bowl games and playoffs have been completed. I’m sure that will never happen, but one can dream, right?

Virginia Tech has a lot of its early signees on campus taking part in workouts. This class has some promise to make an impact as early as this fall. Hokies coach Brent Pry and his staff have been putting more of an emphasis on recruiting in the state of Virginia and that paid off by landing five Top 20 recruits from the state in the Class of 2024.

As far as the Class of 2025 goes, Virginia Tech along with some other schools this week will likely get the decision of two Virginia recruits, wide receiver Jayden Anderson and cornerback Knahlij Harrell, who should announce their school of choice over the next couple of days. One or both of those players committing to Virginia Tech would be a giant recruiting win for Pry and his staff.