What a Monday this is turning into for Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry. Seriously, Christmas is coming early for the second-year Hokies head coach and his staff.
First Aneas Peebles, a coveted defensive tackle in the transfer portal from Duke, committed to Virginia Tech, then shortly after, topo JUCO transfer Kemari Copeland from Iowa Western Community College gave his commitment. As if things couldn't already get better, they got yet another transfer for their defense in the portal, this time a linebacker.
LB Sam Brumfield committed to Virginia Tech
After getting two defensive linemen to commit, the Hokies landed Middle Tennessee State linebacker Sam Brumfield at a position where they need bodies in 2024. He was a second-team All-Conference selection at Mike linebacker and is a huge pick for Virginia Tech.
This season for the Blue Raiders, Brumfield had 82 tackles, 46 solo, and 4.5 sacks to go along with three forced fumbles. The Mississippi native is going to step into Chris Marve's defense next fall and make an immediate impact on a defene that looks a lot better than it did a month going into 2024.
Antwaun Powell-Ryland, Josh Fuga, and Peebles are going to be a handful to deal with the defensive backs the Hokies have come back. Add in a linebacker that fills a huge void and a position that the Pry and his staff needed to address, they are going to be a solid unit next season.
Virginia Tech still has the Military Bowl on Dec. 27 to prepare for against Tulane University, but what can't be ignored is the success they are having right now off the field in the transfer portal. It was a huge Monday for the Hokies and the coaching staff as they look to take the next step in 2024.