Virginia Tech Hokies News: Football 4-star recruit, Rodney Rice, WBB decision & more

There is a lot to break down in the latest Virginia Tech News.

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In the latest Virginia Tech Hokies News, the football hosts a 4-star recruit on an unofficial visit, a former men's basketball player officially enters the transfer portal, the women's basketball team will not host a watch party Sunday, and more.

Virginia Tech hosts 4-star WR

Friday the Virginia Tech football team began Phase Two of their off-season workouts on the field and later in the day, head coach Brent Pry and his staff welcomed a four-star in-state recruit, Dyzier Carter for an unofficial visit.

The 6-foot-0, 180-pound Class of 2026 wide receiver will visit Penn State on Saturday and holds 10 offers currently including Maryland, Syracuse, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Rutgers, and West Virginia to name a few. According to his X page, he will be back for an official visit to Virginia Tech in the future.

Rodney Rice enters the transfer portal

In October right before the season started, Rodney Rice decided to step away from the men's basketball program and Friday, it was reported that he officially entered the transfer portal. It's not surprising that he entered the portal and it's going to be interesting to see where he ends up as he struggled to stay healthy in Blacksburg.

Women's basketball will not host NCAA Tournament watch party

According to David Cunningham of Tech Sideline, the Virginia Tech women's basketball team will not be hosting an NCAA watch party Sunday night when the tournament brackets are released at 8 p.m. Read into it what you will, but it's not surprising that they are not hosting one with Elizabeth Kitley's injury status still up in the air. Head coach Kenny Brooks will meet with the media via Zoom after the brackets are released.

Softball rolls over Pittsburgh

Coming off a mid-week non-conference loss at Charlotte Wednesday, the 12th-ranked Hokies softball team bounced back in a big way, rolling to an 18-0 victory at home over Pittsburgh to improve to 19-4-1 on the season and 7-0 in the ACC.

Virginia Tech wasted little time scoring with seven runs in the bottom half of the first inning and then four more in the second inning to put the Panthers away early. Cori McMillan had a grand slam in the first inning Teagan Thrunk added a two-run homer in the inning, then Michelle Chatfield and Emma Ritter added third-inning home runs for the Hokies.