Brent Pry and his coaching staff have been busy over the past month between the transfer portal, Early Signing Day, and the Military Bowl. As far as the transfer portal goes, Virginia Tech has not added as many transfers as other schools, but the ones they have added are going to be players who are going to come in and make an impact right away.
Coming off a 7-6 season that concluded with a 41-20 Military Bowl victory over Tulane, the Hokies coaching staff added some players as some players are going out.
Incoming to Blacksburg for 2024 are defensive linemen Aeneas Peebles from Duke, Kemari Copeland from Western Iowa Community College, and Kelvin Gilliam from Oklahoma. Linebacker Sam Brumfield is coming from Middle Tennessee State and offensive lineman Montavious Cunningham is transferring from Georgia State. Saturday, the Hokies got a commitment from long-snapper Tate Kendall from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
What do all these rankings mean for Virginia Tech and Pry? Not much because of the work that Pry and his staff have done in retaining their top talent and getting a lot of it to return next season. Quarterback Kyron Drones, running back Bhayshul Tuten, wide receivers Jaylin Lane, Da'Quan Felton, Stephen Gosnell, and Ali Jennings are coming back, while on the defensive side of the ball, cornerbacks Mansoor Delane and Dorian Strong are coming back, along with defensive linemen Josh Fuga and Antwaun Powell-Ryland.
All of those players coming back did not make the transfer portal additions necessary as they did last offseason after the Hokies struggled through a 3-8 season in the first year under Pry. The culture is alive and well in Blacksburg and 2024 is shaping up to be a promising season in Year 3 of the Brent Pry era.