Virginia Tech Football: 4-star tight end puts Hokies in group of top schools

Four-star tight end Marshall Pritchett released his Top 10 schools and Virginia Tech made the list for a player that could fill a position of need in the future.
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If there is a need for the Virginia Tech football team down the line, it's a tight end. Dae'Quan Wright entered the transfer portal following the Hokies win over Virginia Thanksgiving Weekend, which left them shorthanded against Tulane in the Military Bowl.

Second-year head coach Brent Pry and offensive coordinator Tyler Bowen used Harrison Saint Germain and Benji Gosnell against the Green Wave, but there's clearly a need over the next couple of seasons to add one in recruiting. The Hokies have made the list of a four-star recruits final Top 10 list Friday.

Virginia Tech makes Marshall Pritchett's Top 10 list

Four-star tight end Marshall Pritchett's final Top 10 list was revealed and Virginia Tech has made the list, along with some of the other top programs in the ACC and country for the Class of 2025 star.

Pritchett is a 6-foor-5, 210-pound tight end who can also slide into a spot wide receiver role and is a very good route runner and uses his size to go up and catch the ball over his defender. Here are some of his clips from this season at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee High School in Rabun Gap, Georgia.

Virginia Tech has some competition for his services

First and foremost, Pritchett's brotherLawson, a three-star safety, signed with Georgia Tech, and the Yellow Jackets are on the list of finalists with Virginia Tech. The other eight schools on the list include South Carolina, Tennessee, Michigan, Auburn, Florida State, Miami, and Wisconsin.

Next season, Saint Germain and Gosnell should get a lot of the snaps and reps at tight end and they are both young players. There is no doubt that they have a promising career ahead of them in Blacksburg. However, you can never have enough tight end depth and when you have an opportunity to get a four-star, you jump at it.